Secret data on Indian Navy’s Scorpene-class submarines leaked

Scorpene-class submarines2news54sf45fs5Scorpene-class submarinesDocuments detailing the secret combat capabilities of Scorpene-class submarines that French shipbuilder DCNS has designed for the Indian Navy have been leaked, and could prove to a bonanza for India’s rivals such as Pakistan, according to an Australian media report on Tuesday.
The leak, running to 22,400 pages, will trigger alarm at the highest level in countries that operate a variant of the Scorpene, or have ordered the submarine, including Malaysia, Chile and Brazil, The Australian newspaper reported.
India has ordered six Scorpene-class submarines in a deal worth $3 billion. The first of the submarines built at the Mazagon Docks in Mumbai began sea trials in May.
“Marked ‘Restricted Scorpene India’, the DCNS documents ­detail the most sensitive combat capabilities of India’s new $US3 bn…submarine fleet and would provide an ­intelligence bonanza if obtained by India’s strategic rivals, such as Pakistan or China,” the report said.