Scorpene data leak: 'No big worry' as it doesn’t include details of weapons system, says Manohar Parrikar
Playing down the Scorpene submarine data leak, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said that it was not a big worry because the leaked documents do not include the details of the weaponry systems of the Scorpene.
However, he added that there are a few pockets of concern as the defence ministry was assuming the worst case scenario as well.
The Defence Minister further said that he has been assured by the Navy that most of the leaked documents are not of concern.
"We are waiting for the report. Basically, what is on the website is not of big concern. We are assuming, on our own, that this has leaked and we are taking all precautions", Parrikar said.
"What I am given to understand that there are few pockets of concern assuming that what is claimed to have been leaked has leaked actually. We are going by assumption of the worst case scenario. I think there is not big worry because we will be able out put things in right perspective", he added.
Reacting to a question on whether the Scorpene data leak would affect the Rafale deal with France, Parrikar said there was no reason to compare two different companies.
"You stop using all products from France? Obviously, the companies are different, the type of equipment is different and an incident should be punished with whatever the contractual punishment is there. It is not intentionally leaked," Parrikar said.