The Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL), where the Scorpene submarines are being built, on Thursday said the data leak did not take place from its end and that it was assisting the Navy in the probe.
A day after the data leak on the capabilities of six highly-advanced submarines being built for the Indian Navy in Mumbai in collaboration with a French company came to light, an MDL official said there were stringent norms at MDL on data security.
“We are helping Navy in the probe. We are certain the data leak was not from our side,” an MDL official told PTI in Mumbai.
“It needs to be verified if the leaked documents are authentic,” the official said, reacting to reports of the massive data leak.
There are stringent norms at MDL on data security, the official said.
MDL head Rear Admiral Rahul Shrawat was not available for comments.
French shipbuilder DCNS has provided technology for the Rs. 23,562-crore project.
MDL is scheduled to deliver the first of the six submarines to the Indian Navy in early 2017 and the rest are likely to be delivered by 2020.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday ordered the Navy Chief to go into the “entire issue”. A report is also being sought from DCNS.
“What I understand is there is a hacking. So we will find out all this,” Mr. Parrikar had said.