January 23, 2014
INDONESIA has boosted its military presence near Australia and has ramped up a push to increase the firepower of its armed forces, according to a report.
It comes at a time of growing turmoil in Australia’s relationship with Indonesia after revelations last week Australian Navy vessels breached Indonesia’s territorial waters
while enforcing the Coalition’s asylum seeker policy.
According to The Jakarta Post, Indonesia is greatly expanding its Marine Corps. The nation is reportedly awaiting the delivery of 30 F-16 fighters,
a dozen Apache attack helicopters and 103 Leopard battle tanks from the US and Germany, and is purchasing a dozen Russian submarines armed with cruise missiles.
The country has warned it will deploy navy vessels to patrol its coast…
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