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Scorpene Leak: It's Not A Big Worry, Says Defence Minister Parrikar
Scorpene Leak: It’s Not A Big Worry, Says Defence Minister Parrikar

Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said that Scorpene data leak is not a big worry.

In a statement to the media, Parrikar said, “We are going by assumption of the worst case scenario. Don’t think its big worry, will be able to put things in right directions. Have told them (Indian Navy) based on inputs to find out area of concerns & take appropriate steps to address it.”

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The Australian on Thursday uploaded new set of documents on the Indian Navy Scorpene Submarine on its website, with detailed description of its underwater warfare system.

This is the second set of documents on the vessels that are being built in India by French firm DCNS, however, the publication has blacked out crucial details given that it could prove detrimental to India’s defence.

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India’s national security stands gravely compromised following leaks of the entire design plans and specifications of the Scorpene submarine, containing 22,400 pages of the ‘project 75′ carrying the emblem of the Indian navy.

However, Parrikar said “Our submarine has so far not done sea trials therefore the most important signature doesn’t form part of docs.”

(With PTI Inputs)