This then is Part Two to the longish Part One background posted, and an IDF analysis of the sensational leak of restricted general sales data of Scorpenes on the internet with Indian Flag on it by Australian paper earlier stolen by a sacked Naval officer DCNS says, who IDF learns was working on the project in India for Navatia or DCNS ? India’s Scorpene programme worth Rs 22,000 cr was signed in 2006 in great hurry by in New Delhi by DG Acquisitions and overseen by French Ambassador and CNS Admiral Arun Prakash.
Intelligence agencies world over and Navy have been jumping to conclusions so India Defence Forum (IDF) that basically enjoys doing analysis by consulting experts to send in their views, reads views and at times uses the time tested subterfuge by saying opposite of what is true to get the truth, offers some inputs in national interests.
The data that’s supposedly been ‘leaked’ are predominantly marketing presentations given by DCNS & THALES and operating data marked restricted and some PDFs Confidential. Such presentations are always classified restricted or confidential, meaning they are commercial proprietary data also. All they do is specify the guaranteed operating parameters which the OEM stands by. Data on the SUBTICS CMS is also not sensitive as the Pakistan Navy’s 3 Agosta 90B SSKs also use SUBTICS as all Scorpenes.
The over 20 PDF files also reveal that while some documents originated from DCNS, others originated from THALES and includes part of a marketing presentation, and the frequencies have been blacked out by the sender but these can be removed by an 7 year old Intelligence set up as Groucho Marx would say ! Several chemicals found in household products can be used to take ink off paper. These chemicals include acetone, benzene, bleach and carbon tetrachloride, according to the National Check Fraud Center and Intelligence agencies have electronics to unravel behind the ink.
India’s secret operational data will only emerge after first submarine Kalvari’s rigorous FIRST OF CLASS sea, diving and deep diving trials it is undergoing in the tropical waters with a naval and French crew end. They and Flag officer Submarines will help to write up Classified operating manuals and keep them updated by Navy’s Maritime and Strategy Centres and NHQ with experience in CASEXs and anti submarine exercises.
There has been speculation in electronic and written media about its effects on Navy’s operations. IDF can only discuss the operational issue as politics is taking over. MDL and Navy have again mastered making submarines. The Navy and retired knew what a blow the last HDW cancelation was and now CNS may have appraised RM Manaohar Parrikar about this and Parrikar has seen the light to say MOD will not blacklist firms unless there is criminality. He comes out as a good man, but his statements do get overruled as in OROP !
The over 20 PDF files also reveal that while some documents originated from DCNS, others originated from THALES and includes part of a marketing presentation, and the frequencies have been blacked out by the sender but these can be removed Intelligence set ups. .
India’s Scorpene’s secret operational data will emerge after first submarine Kalvari’s rigorous FIRST OF CLASS sea, diving and deep diving trials it is undergoing in the tropical waters with a naval and French crew end. They and Flag officer Submarines will help to write up Classified operating manuals and keep them updated by Navy’s Maritime and Strategy Centres and NHQ with experience in CASEXs and anti submarine exercises.
The frequencies can also be tweaked by WEESE India Navy’s DRDO and DRDO, and the many Indian firms Navy uses for software, modems, sonars and communications and EW equipment being built in India. The process of writing the user manuals may have begun and staff naval talks with Malaysia & Brazil on Scorpenes is on going. Malaysia has a Scorpene training facility on an island Kota Kinabalu which it has offered Indian Navy to use. Operating conditions vary from sea to sea, ocean to ocean. Therefore, the prospects of this ‘leak’ compromising national security in any large measure manner is minimal as Navy has told RM And politics should not take over as this could have been leaked for commercial or trouble making interests. .
Indian Navy is good at keeping a lid on operational aspects and at sea no one knows what they do so they work professionally and have great feedbacks or it would not be a respected service that it is and IDF salutes it. Women want permanent commsiions and Gen Dumford USA’s Joint Chiefs of Staff resigned on this, SO LETS HOPE MEDIA NAVY AND OTHERS LEARN from this news breaking episode about our Navy and feel proud. Sha No Varuna JAI HIND.