Scorpene Submarine Data Leak Not A Big Worry: Parrikar

  • Gayathri Mathivanan
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  • August 26, 2016, 10:24 AM

 

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar said that Scorpene submarine data leak does not include details of weapon system as been reported in the media.

 

Parrikar said that the navy has assured him that most of the leaked documents are not of concern. The Indian Navy has taken up Scorpene document leak matter with French Directorate General of Armament.

 

The minister also said that Scorpene submarine has not even fully completed the sea trials, which is important to understand how it will work under water.

 

"The most important aspect is that we do our integration through our technical capability," he said. Defence minister says leaked data on Scorpene Submarines does not include weapons systems.

 

"We are waiting for the report. Basically, what is on the website is not of big concern. We are assuming, on our own, that this has leaked and we are taking all precautions", he said.

 

"What I am given to understand is that there are few pockets of concern assuming that what is claimed to have been leaked has leaked actually.

 

"We are going by assumption of the worst case scenario. I think there is not big worry because we will be able out put things in right perspective", Parrikar added.

 

Asked by a journalist whether the Rafale deal would be affected because of this, the minister shot back questioning whether one can stop using French products just because a leak has happened in another company.

 

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