India may have suffered a huge strategic setback, particularly on the naval front. Some 22,400 pages of data related to the six Scorpene-class submarines that the French government-owned company DCNS was building for the Indian Navy have been leaked, The Australian reported on Aug 24.
“The stunning leak… details the entire secret combat capability of the six Scorpene-class submarines…,” the report said.
The leaked documents list out the frequencies at which the submarines gather intelligence and the levels of noise the subs make at various speeds, the news report said.
They also contain information on the submarine's diving depths, range, and endurance, besides its magnetic, electromagnetic, and infrared data.