NEW DELHI: After an Australian newspaper reported a leak of pages detailing secret combat capability of submarines that DCNS has designed for the Indian Navy, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday sought a report from the Navy on the issue.
Parrikar said that the documents relating to the French Scorpene submarine being built in the country appeared to have been hacked.
“This came to my knowledge at 12 midnight, it is a case of hacking. First step is to identify if its related to us, and anyway its not all 100% leak,” Parrikar told reporters.
According to reports, the leak, contains more than 22,000 pages outlining the secret combat capability of six submarines that DCNS has designed for the Indian Navy.
“As a serious matter pertaining to the Indian Scorpene programme, French national authorities for defence security will formally investigate and determine the exact nature of the leaked documents,” a DCNS spokeswoman said in a statement.
(With agency inputs)