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"Removing BBC journalists from Papua provinces over such a tiny detail is proof that Indonesian security forces are still acting outside the law." An official release from TNI, the Indonesian military, accused Henschke of "hurting soldiers' feelings" with her reporting. As previously noted by PFF, security forces ...
Jakarta: The Indonesian military is expected to welcome two Sukhoi Su-35 "Flanker-E" to its combat aircraft fleet in October, after signing a contract to buy the fighter jets from Russia. A spokesman for the Defense Ministry, Brig. Gen. Totok Sugiharto confirmed to Arab News that the contract for 11 multirole ...

As a matter of fact, the Indonesian army is a long-time champion of shooting competitions organized by the AASAM since 2008. In these competitions, the army would regularly utilize guns that are made by PT. Pindad, Indonesia's armor company. Although the Indonesian military forces rarely fight in a war ...
The Indonesian military, or TNI, is gearing itself up to provide beefed up security for the annual meeting between the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in Bali this October, an official said on Tuesday (06/02). "We are setting up a joint task force on security, as instructed by the Coordinating ...
Indonesian president Joko Widodo (front right) appoints Air Force Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto as the country's new military chief at the presidential palace in Jakarta on Dec. 8 replacing General Gatot Nurmantyo. (Photo by Gagah Adhaputra/AFP) ...

human rights supporters are concerned by the potential relationship between the American military and an Indonesian special forces unit that has been linked to human rights abuses in East Timor, Aceh, and Papua. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis stated that he will explore reopening ties with the unit, called ...
The spectacle would hardly be amusing, however, to anyone familiar with the Indonesian military's human rights violations, especially the record of its special forces unit, Kopassus. Mattis's visit was part of U.S. efforts to improve military cooperation with Indonesia. During his staym he discussed with ...
Part of this revenue for PT PAL, Saleh said, will be from work done for the Indonesian military. In 2018, that is expected to include the construction for the Indonesian navy of a submarine, landing platform docks, and four additional KCR-60 guided missile fast attack craft following the three that it had already ...
(New York) - The Indonesian military should deter abuses by its personnel and hold human rights violators accountable, Human Rights Watch said in a letter made public today to the new Indonesian National armed forces (TNI) commander, Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto. President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo named ...
On Wednesday in Jakarta, Indonesia, a lucky crowd was treated to a display of firewalking, snake-eating, and brick-headbutting. No, it wasn't a carnival or some bizarre game show -- it was an exercise put on by the Indonesian military for Secretary of Defense James Mattis.
Jokowi tells military, police to maintain neutrality in upcoming elections President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo urged the Indonesian military (TNI) and National police to remain neutral during this year's simultaneous regional elections. (JP/Safrin La Batu) ...
Indonesian military helping to transport children suffering from malnutrition in Asmat. The government and military have sent medical teams there and are supplying villagers with medicine, and food.PHOTO: Agence France-Presse. Published. 10 hours ago. More. Share Tweet Linkedin Pin Google+ Reddit Print ...
The Indonesian military (TNI) had announced the planned acquisition of the 11 Russian-made Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker jet fighters last year. Russia has pledged to buy Indonesian commodities for half of the value of the contract, which was worth some US$1.14 billion (S$1.4 billion), and provide a ...
New Air Force chief to prioritize procurement of jet fighters Air Force chief of staff Air Marshall Yuyu Sutisna (right) speaks with Indonesian military commander Marshall Hadi Tjahjanto after the inauguration ceremony at the State Palace in Jakarta on Wednesday. (JP/Anton Hermansyah) ...
Indonesia's democracy still faces the New Order legacy of military ambition within civilian political institutions, even after 19 years of reformation and the retreat from politics of the Indonesian military (known in Indonesian as the Tentara Nasional Indonesia, or TNI). The recent public displays of political ...
The situation in the remote Asmat regency was an "extraordinary incident", the health ministry said in a statement, adding that it was sending 39 health workers there. The Indonesian military has sent 53 personnel including paramedics, besides medical equipment, vaccines and 11,100 packages of instant ...

In addition, with Tjahjanto taking up the TNI commander position, Jokowi can oversee potential political aspirations from senior military officers while modernizing the Indonesian military with its defense and strategic plans. One such effort is Minimum Essential Force (MEF), discussion of which was absent ...
Budiawan's prosecution for alleged communist sympathies coincides with a recent surge in efforts by elements of the Indonesian security forces to stoke ... Days later, the Indonesian military launched a propaganda offensive aimed at reinforcing the official narrative that the killings were a justified response ...
The Indonesian military, or TNI, and the Ministry of Defense on Thursday (11/01) agreed to strengthen cooperation and focus on professionalism and well-being of soldiers. "This meeting should serve to spur both spirit and synergy between the ministry and TNI, along with other institutions that work on ...
Jakarta (THE JAKARTA POST/Asia NEWS NETWORK) - An exchange of tweets between the Indonesian Air Force's twitter administrator and its followers has opened a debate on whether members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community were allowed to serve in the country's ...
"Because of struggling for Free West Papua, I was arrested by the Indonesian military and police, and I remain in prison," he said. He called for international diplomats to "unite and urge the world and the United Nations to intervene in West Papua and to immediately organise a referendum in West Papua".
Ready for takeoff Indonesian military (TNI) commander Air Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto (left), navy chief of staff Admiral Ade Supandi (second left), Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu (second left) and PT Dirgantara Indonesia president director Elfien Goentoro chat after taking a look at the CN-235 Maritime ...
An Indonesian General's Political Aspirations. In this April 17, 2015 photo, Indonesian army Chief of Staff Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo, center, greets National police Chief Gen. Badrodin Haiti, left, and navy Chief of Staff Adm. Ade Supandi during a ceremony at the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Concerns about security threats in Southeast Asia intensified when Indonesian security forces in 2016 foiled an attempt by militants to detonate a radioactive dirty bomb. It was reported that militants planned to transform low-grade radioactive thorium 232 into uranium 233, which would be combined with a ...
Defence personnel in Darwin were operating at "increased readiness" earlier this month as Russian strategic bombers conducted navigation exercises close to Australia, flying out of an Indonesian military base. Key points: RAAF Base Darwin placed on a "short period" of heightened alert; Russian Ministry ...
Minister apologizes for 'heavy security' at churches All clear: Personnel of the joint National police-Indonesian military (TNI) security force check St Peter's Church in Pekalongan, Central Java, using a vehicle mirror on Dec.19. The joint security operation, dubbed "Operation Candlelight", deployed ...
EDITORIAL: A lesson for TNI New leader: Newly inaugurated Indonesian military (TNI) commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto (left) strikes a pose with his predecessor, Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo (right), after their handover ceremony at TNI headquarters in Cilangkap, East Jakarta, on Nov.9. (Antara/Galih ...
The Indonesian army (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Darat: TNI-AD) received on 19 December the first three of eight AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters ordered from the United States, according to local media reports. The Indonesian army received on 19 December the first three AH-64E ...
Indonesian president Joko Widodo (right) inaugurates Air Force Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto as the country's new military chief at the presidential palace in Jakarta on December 8, 2017. Photo: AFP / Gagah Adhaputra. It took Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, the new Indonesian armed forces (TNI) ...
Separately, the Indonesian army (TNI-AD) is mulling a buy of Boeing CH-47 Chinooks, having taken delivery of the first three of eight new Boeing AH-64E Guardians on December 18 . The F-16 acquisition project is named peace Bima Sena II and started in 2011 when the TNI-AU agreed to acquire 19 ...
New Military chief partially cancels Gatot's major reshuffle New leader: Newly inaugurated Indonesian military (TNI) commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto (left) strikes a pose with his predecessor, Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo, after the handover ceremony at TNI headquarters in Cilangkap, East Jakarta, ...
LUBOK ANTU: Malaysian and Indonesian army personnel teamed up to foil the smuggling of outboard engines yesterday morning. The discovery was made when the soldiers raided a location within an oil palm plantation in Ensawang here. An Indonesian national was detained when he allegedly tried to ...
Tjahjanto has risen quickly within the military ranks in recent years and was already said to be Jokowi's preferred candidate to replace the current commander of the Indonesian military (TNI), General Gatot Nurmantyo. Nurmantyo is no stranger to controversy, with recent incidents seeing him complicate ...
Jakarta (BLOOMBERG) - Standing before thousands of soldiers, Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto delivered a blunt message intended to resonate far beyond the army's strategic command headquarters in East Java. The Indonesian military's neutrality in upcoming elections is "non-negotiable", he told ...
Jokowi inaugurates new Cabinet ministers New ministers: Former Golkar secretary-general Idrus Marham (left), former Indonesian military (TNI) commander Gen. (ret.) Moeldoko (second left), Gen. (ret.) Agum Gumelar (second right) and Air Marshal Yuyu Sutrisna (right) prepare ahead of their ministerial ...
This comes as a stand-off between West Papuan liberation fighters and Indonesian military forces continued into the new year in Tembagapura. ... There has also been an intensifying of the type of hostilities between Indonesian security forces and Papuan independence fighters that has simmered since ...
At attention Members of the Indonesian army's aviation center pose in front of a new Apache helicopter at the 11 Assault Squadron in Semarang, Central Java, on Thursday. The squadron and the 31 Assault Squadron, also based in Semarang, have several helicopters, such as Mi-35 and Mi-17 Russian ...
TNI commander appoints new Kostrad chief Lt. Gen. Edy Rahmayadi leads a ceremony to commemorate the 72th anniversary of the Indonesian military (TNI) in Banten province on Oct. 5, 2017. At that time, he was the army Strategic Reserves Command (Kostrad) chief. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan) ...
In the course of the Indonesian military's «sweeping operations» in West Papua, five West Papuans were hit by gunfire and further four were tortured on 20 December 2017. The victims included three children that were injured when the Indonesian army fired arms at the airport as well as civilian houses ...
Swift inauguration sets off speculation New commander: Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto (left) embraces his predecessor Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo after the former's inauguration as Indonesian military (TNI) commander at the Presidential Palace, Jakarta, on Friday.(Antara/Puspa Perwitasari) (left) embraces ...
Timing of massive TNI rotation raises questions, expert says Staying firm: Indonesian military (TNI) commander Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo speaks in front of sympathizers and followers of Islamic mass organizations during the celebration of 'Maulid Nabi' (the birth of the Prophet Muhammad) at the National ...
Prepared: Dozens of police women and female Indonesian military (TNI) members attend a call for readiness ceremony at the wedding of ...
Don't spoil TNI succession This file photo taken on July 8, 2015 shows Indonesian military Chief General Gatot Nurmantyo (left) shaking hands ...
They're also demanding Indonesian security forces withdraw from the area ... Reports from Mimika indicate the Indonesian military launched ...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has called on police to once again take the lead role in his deadly drug war, having twice demoted them ...
Human Rights Watch has also documented the use of virginity tests by security forces in Egypt, India and Afghanistan and criticized calls for ...
No comment was offered from the Indonesian army. HRW has reported that virginity tests have gone on for decades and that in some cases, the ...
One of the jumpers from the Indonesian army, Captain Wira Ardhani, 32, ... This is something that I find pretty unique to the Indonesian military.
Indonesian security forces carry the body of a police officer who was shot ... "The Indonesian military (TNI) and police have urged the Armed ...


 

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