However, a day after reports emerged that documents related to India's Scorpene submarine have been leaked, the Indian Navy on Thursday said the issue has been taken up with the French government. In a statement issued here, the Indian Navy said the matter has been taken up with the Director General of Armaments of the French government, "expressing concern over this incident and has requested the French government to investigate this incident with urgency and share their findings with the Indian side".

Indian Navy Analysing Scorpene Data Leak

The Navy also stressed that the report on the leak of data related to India's Scorpene submarines which created a stir is hypothetical, pertaining to simulators and the signature of a boat can be known only when it hits the seas.

10 Facts To Know About India's Scorpene Submarine

The Scorpenes, being built at a cost of $ 3.5 billion are counted among the most advanced submarines in the world. Their leading features include the fact that they are so silent underwater that they are almost impossible to detect. But with the leak, their sonar capabilities, the level of noise they generate, and other crucial details stand absolutely exposed.

Shocking revelations by Australian media about sensitive data leak on six submarines, including INS Kalvari docked at Mumbai's Mazgaon Docks, have raised serious questions on the safety and security measures employed by the Defence sector. According to media reports, more than 22,000 pages that serve as the operating manual of the Scorpene submarine have been leaked with excerpts released online by an Australian newspaper.

State-run shipyard, in collaboration with France's DCNS Group, is working on the project. The French shipbuilder, which earlier this year won a $38.06 billion contract to build Australia's next generation submarines, has suffered a massive data leak, raising doubts about the security of one of the world's biggest defence projects. The leak reported in The Australian on Wednesday, has outlined the secret combat capability of the submarines that DCNS has designed for the Indian Navy. The documents cover the Scorpene-class model and do not contain any details of the vessel currently being designed for the Australian fleet.

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