According to a report in The Australian, India may have a suffered a huge setback on the naval front as some 22,400 pages worth of data has been leaked.
The report states that these documents were related to the six Scorpene-class submarines that Indian Navy is getting built at DCNS, under the French government.
The news was reported on August 24 and said that “the stunning leak” has the entire details of the secret combat capability of the Scorpene submarines.
It further stated that the leaked documents also list out the frequencies at which the submarines gather intelligence and also gives out the levels of noise these subs make at various speeds.
The documents also give out information on the submarine’s diving depths, range, and endurance, besides its magnetic, electromagnetic, and infrared data.
Though it is not clear, where and how this information got leaked from, but the leak is said to have come from India’s end.
India’s Scorpene submarines project is called Project 75 and is currently being executed by the government-owned Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited in Mumbai.
The Indian government had signed the $3.5-billion deal with DCNS back in 2005 and these submarines are likely to be inducted into the Indian Navy by the end of this year.
The leak reports were confirmed by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who said that the data appeared to have been ‘hacked’.