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Scorpene Submarine data hacking: Defence Minister Parrikar holds high-level meeingt, probe team may go to France

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Is Holding A High-level Meeting On The Issue Of Scorpene Submarine Documents Leak To Discuss The Present And Future Impact Of The Data Hacking On Indian Security And Defence Strategies. Defence Secretary G Mohan Kumar, Navy Chief Sunil Lanba And Other Top Level Naval Officials Are Also Attending The Meeting.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 24 Aug 2016, 05:46:37 PM
 Scorpene submarine (File photo)

New Delhi :

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday held a high-level meeting on the issue of Scorpene Submarine documents leak to discuss the present and future impact of the data hacking on Indian security and defence strategies. Defence secretary G Mohan Kumar, Navy chief Sunil Lanba and other top level naval officials also attended the meeting. 

According to the source, the defence ministry also discussed plans to send an investigating team to France to look into the extent of leaks and the people behind it.

Earlier on the day, Parrikar briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about this leaks during the Union Cabinet meeting.
The defence minister has also sought a report from the Navy chief on the matter.

The Australian reported on Wednesday that sensitive documents detailing the technical and stealth capabilities of India's Scoprene submarines designed by French shipbuilder DCNS were leaked on Wednesday. 

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The leaked DCNS data, running to 22,400 pages, details the secret stealth capabilities of six new Indian submarines, including what frequencies they gather intelligence at, what levels of noise they make at various speeds and their diving depths, range and endurance - all sensitive information that is highly classified, according to Australia's 'The Australian' newspaper.

The data, accessed by the paper, 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 sub's communications system and 2138 on its navigation systems.

The Defence Minister said he does not suspect the leak to be 100 per cent since a lot of final integration lies with India.
He said a clear picture will emerge in a couple of days.

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First Published : 24 Aug 2016, 03:56:00 PM