Indonesia aims to have strongest military in S-E Asia

Indonesia aims to have strongest military in S-E Asia

Indonesia will continue to modernise its main weapon systems to become, by next year, South-east Asia's strongest military power, in accordance with its strategic plan, the country's defence minister said.

The modernisation drive was related to the United States' decision to station littoral combat ships in Singapore, said Defence Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro after officiating the launch of two PC-43 fast patrol vessels in Batam.

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