India’s secrete information on six submarines being built in Mumbai have been leaked. Secrete was so crucial for India's security.
The secrete file containing more than 22,000 pages that serve as the operating manual of the Scorpene submarine have been made available with excerpts released online by an Australian newspaper.
The Scorpenes that were being built for 3.5 billion dollars at the Mazgaon docks at Mumbai are considered some of the most advanced of their class in the world. The working was silent underwater that they are extremely difficult to detect.
But now the capabilities of Scorpenes have revealed including the kind of noise they generate and details of the combat system they are armed with are totally exposed.
"The Navy Chief, Admiral Sunil Lanba has been asked to analyse what exactly has been leaked," said Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, describing the data release as a hacking.
Navy sources said they are confident that the leak took place outside India and stressed that the damage does not seem to be substantial even as analysts in Australia suggested that's not correct. The Australian newspaper reported that the leak occurred in France in 2011.