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India’s MoD Responds to Scorpene-Related Financial, Security Breach Allegations

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Scorpene roll-out(click to view full) DID has covered India’s $3.5 billion contract for 6 ultra-modern SSK Scorpene Class disel-electric submarines in-depth, inclusing the recent decision to fit 3 of them with a supplementary MESMA air-independent propulsion system. In response to allegations that included the involvement of middlemen and payment of commission to French firms, and a naval security breach being used for commercial advantage, India’s Ministry of Defence has released a formal statement denying the allegations, and discussing them in detail.

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