The Naval War Room Leak, among the biggest scandals of the country, came to light in May 2005. (Representational Image)
The Naval War Room Leak, among the biggest scandals of the country, came to light in May 2005. (Representational Image)(Photo: iStock)
  • 1. What Did Navy War Room Leak Involve?
  • 2. The Key Players Behind the Leak
  • 3. How the Leak Was Discovered
  • 4. The Missing Link: Ravi Shankaran
  • 5. Impact of the Leak
  • 6. Where Does the Case Stand Now?
Naval War Room Leak: The Trade of ‘Top Secrets’ in 2005

The Naval War Room Leak, one of the biggest defence scandals of the country, came to light in May 2005. It involved the leak of over 7,000 pages of sensitive information including the Navy’s plans for the next 20 years to arms dealers and middlemen.

  • 1. What Did Navy War Room Leak Involve?

    Top officers of the Navy, in charge of the Directorate of Naval Operations, were caught and dismissed from service.

    Several files marked “Top Secret” were leaked such as the details of the Navy’s fleet and submarines, details of “vulnerable areas” and “vulnerable points” in India’s air defence network, operation plans in disputed territories as well as the defence’s joint response in case of a Pakistani intrusion in Kutch sector.

    The scandal was back in the news recently, when Vice Admiral Bimal Verma challenged the appointment of Vice Admiral Karambir Singh as the next Navy Chief, breaking the long tradition of seniority. Verma was in charge of the war room at the time and was issued a letter of “severe displeasure.”

    Here’s everything you need to know about the Naval War Room Leak.

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