India is looking into the nature and extent of information leak based on a The Australian report that claimed massive data leak detailing the combat and stealth capabilities of the Indian Navy’s soon-to-be inducted French Scorpene submarines, according to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.
“I have asked the Navy Chief to investigate the matter and find what has been leaked and how much of it is about us,” he said on Wednesday in response to questions on the issue on the sidelines of an industry seminar.
“What I understand is that there is hacking,” he observed.
Mazgaon Docks Limited (MDL) is building six Scorpene submarines with technology transfer from DCNS of France.
“The stunning leak, which runs to 22,400 pages and has been seen by The Australian, details the entire secret combat capability of the six Scorpene-class submarines that French shipbuilder DCNS has designed for the Indian Navy,” the newspaper reported.
The Navy, in a statement, said the available information is being examined at the headquarters. An analysis is being carried out by specialists. “It appears that the source of leak is from overseas and not in India,” the statement noted.
The data includes 4457 pages on the submarine’s underwater sensors, 4209 pages on its above-water sensors, 4301 pages on its combat management system, 493 pages on its torpedo launch system and specifications, 6841 pages on the communications system and 2138 on its navigation systems.
Source: The Hindu