Indonesian Defense Minister called on the national army to follow the example of the Russian Armed Forces

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Indonesian Defense Minister called on the national army to follow the example of the Russian Armed Forces

The Indonesian army should be equal to the Russian and adopt its combat experience. This was stated during a speech to military personnel in Jakarta by Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto. His words are quoted by the Indonesian portal Tribun.

As Subianto noted, the Russian army is "an order of magnitude higher and better" than the Indonesian one. But this circumstance, the minister believes, should be used to further motivate the Indonesian military to improve the potential of the national armed forces.



According to the minister, more people now live in Indonesia than in Russia. But only 400 people serve in the country's armed forces. Subianto recalled that since the times of the Soviet Union, Indonesia has been closely cooperating with our country in various areas, including in the military sphere.

Earlier, a number of media outlets reported that the Indonesian military department was considering the possibility of revising the national military doctrine and negotiating with the Russian leadership on the acquisition of Russian-made weapons and military equipment.

Indonesia is not the first Southeast Asian country to show great interest in Russian weapons lately. Thus, Russia supplies weapons to Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, and a number of other states in the Asia-Pacific region.

Currently, the Indonesian army, as reported above, is about 400 thousand people. Most of them serve in the ground forces. The country's Air Force is armed with both Western aircraft and Su-27 and Su-30 aircraft. Therefore, the country may in the future buy other Russian-made weapons.
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  1. 0
    February 8 2023
    Indonesian Defense Minister called on the national army to follow the example of the Russian Armed Forces
    Does Indonesia have its own Crimea? No, just sit up straight. feel And then the United States will fly in and bring freedom and democracy.
    Therefore, the country may in the future buy other Russian-made weapons.
    Only it can protect against US encroachments.
    1. +1
      February 8 2023
      Only it can protect against US encroachments.
      "Mace"?
    2. 0
      February 8 2023
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      Indonesian Defense Minister called on the national army to follow the example of the Russian Armed Forces
      Does Indonesia have its own Crimea? No, just sit up straight. feel And then the United States will fly in and bring freedom and democracy.
      Therefore, the country may in the future buy other Russian-made weapons.
      Only it can protect against US encroachments.

      Indonesia has Timor. There, too, something is not so divided. Need to redistribute.
  2. -2
    February 8 2023
    Required for a discount? Type: "they have nowhere to go?". Everything must be weighed in detail. Do we have common interests? And, act only if we need it.
    1. +2
      February 8 2023
      Don't tell me, there are very great prospects in Indonesia. Well, if someone in the subject of course understands. I don't want to talk too much.
      1. +5
        February 8 2023
        We invite Indonesia to the Army Games - 2023 in Donbass. There will be an opportunity to get acquainted with the novelties of the Russian military-industrial complex and try it out in practice.
        1. +1
          February 8 2023
          We invite Indonesia... to Donbass

          to do something well, you need to constantly practice, in this case - to fight
        2. +1
          February 8 2023
          Quote: Bearded
          We invite Indonesia to the Army Games - 2023 in Donbass. There will be an opportunity to get acquainted with the novelties of the Russian military-industrial complex and try it out in practice.

          let them queue up, wanting too much
    2. -1
      February 8 2023
      They will ask for our technology in exchange for a poison they call butter. In 2021, more than 1 million tons of palm oil were imported to Russia for a total amount of more than $1,2 billion. This product is widely used by confectioners, bakers and manufacturers of dairy products, spreads and other special-purpose fats are made from it. The main supplier of palm oil to the Russian Federation is Indonesia, which decided not to impose sanctions on Russia. Meanwhile, it supplies 96% of the total annual volume
  3. +3
    February 8 2023
    Or maybe send them Shoigu?

    Let's go to Indonesia.
  4. 0
    February 8 2023
    Island states that do not plan to wage wars on the mainland can perhaps slightly reduce the infantry component of their army in favor of the Air Force and Navy, since amphibious assault is not comparable to a full-scale ground invasion.
  5. 0
    February 9 2023
    Khrushchev at one time sufficiently dumped Indonesian ships from the Pacific Fleet and aircraft. there was a time...)

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