India: French submarine data leak no security compromise

AP News
Posted: Aug 25, 2016 1:38 PM

NEW DELHI (AP) — India says the reported leak of documents from a leading French builder of Scorpene submarines designed for India's navy has been investigated and does not pose any security compromise because sensitive information was blacked out.  

The documents were leaked to an Australian website.

The Indian government said in a statement Wednesday that the French government was asked to investigate and share its findings with the Indian side.

Six Scorpenes designed by the French shipbuilder DCNS are being built in Mumbai, India, and first one is expected to join service this year.

The newspaper The Australian reported this week that more than 22,000 pages of documents were leaked and that the information was suspected to have been taken in 2011 by a French former DCNS sub-contractor.