He noted that the Defence Ministry has set up a high-level committee to investigate the matter. “Based on the report of the committee, we will see what mitigation measures need to be taken,” he said. Asked how serious a concern the leak was, the Navy chief said, “This is not a matter of much worry. The committee is analysing and they will see what data has been compromised and what mitigation steps have to be taken.”
The high-level committee is expected to submit a detailed report to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar by September 20. Over 22,000 pages of top secret data on the capabilities of six highly advanced submarines being built for the Navy in Mumbai in collaboration with French company DCNS have been leaked.