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India says submarine document leak ‘a case of hacking’

India’s defence minister said documents relating to the French Scorpene submarine being built in the country appeared to have been hacked after an Australian newspaper reported a leak of thousands of pages detailing the vessel’s top-secret capability.

“I understand there has been a case of hacking, we will find out what has happened,” Manohar Parrikar told reporters.

The submarines are being built at a state-run shipyard in Mumbai in collaboration with France’s DCNS Group.

The French shipbuilder which earlier this year won an A$50 billion ($38.06 billion) contract to build Australia’s next generation of submarines has suffered a massive data leak, raising doubts about the security of one of the world’s biggest defence projects.

France’s DCNS Group beat out Germany’s ThyssenKrupp AG and a Japanese-government backed a bid by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, in a blow to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s push to develop defence export capabilities as part of a more muscular security agenda.

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