CNS on Scor­pene Data Leak

SP's NavalForces - - LEAD STORY -

on the side­lines of launch­ing of Mor­mu­gao on Septem­ber 17, 2016, when asked by the me­dia about the leaks of vi­tal data on the french Scor­pene sub­marines un­der con­struc­tion at the Mazagon Dock Lim­ited, Mum­bai, for the in­dian navy, ad­mi­ral Su­nil Lanba, chief of the naval Staff, stated, Òthere is a high-level com­mit­tee which is in­quir­ing into the Scor­pene leak on our side. Sim­i­larly in france, DcnS and the french Gov­ern­ment have launched an in­quiry. Based on this in­quiry, we will see what needs to be done and whether any mit­i­ga­tion mea­sures are re­quired or not. in pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion, it has been found that the leak did not hap­pen in In­dia but in the DCNS of­fice in France.”

Data leaked from french de­fence com­pany DcnS, that runs over 22,400 pages, in­clud­ing cru­cial de­tails of the Scor­pene sub­ma­rine pro­gramme of in­dia, was re­ported by the news­pa­per, The Aus­tralian. an or­der by the Supreme court of new South Wales had asked The Aus­tralian to hand over the doc­u­ments to DcnS. the in­dian Gov­ern­ment has main­tained that the leak will not af­fect the sub­ma­rine pro­gramme or ca­pa­bil­ity of the boat.

CNS clar­i­fied that Scor­pene data leak con­tro­versy wonÕt af­fect the am­bi­tious project of build­ing sub­marines in the in­dian ship­yards with the help of for­eign ship­yards. un­der Project 75(i), in­dian and for­eign ship­yards are sup­posed to con­struct in in­dian ship­yards. the project for build­ing six sub­marines is es­ti­mated to be worth $6 bil­lion.

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