India submarine data leak may be “economic warfare”


French naval contractor DCNS said on Wednesday (August 24) it may have been the victim of “economic warfare” after secrets about its Scorpene submarines being built in India were leaked. India opened an investigation after The Australian newspaper published documents relating to the submarine’s combat capabilities, raising concerns over another major contract with Australia. The leak contains more than 22,000 pages outlining the details of six submarines that DCNS has designed for the Indian Navy. “I understand there has been a case of hacking,” Indian defence minister Manohar Parrikar told reporters. “We will find out what has happened.” The submarines…

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