SINGAPORE - Singapore today conferred a prestigious military award to the Commander-in-Chief of Indonesia's National Defence Forces (TNI).
General (GEN) Moeldoko was awarded the Pingat Jasa Gemilang (Tentera) [or Meritorious Service Medal (Military)] by President Tony Tan Keng Yam.
Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen presented the award to GEN Moeldoko at an investiture held at MINDEF Monday afternoon.
GEN Moeldoko is on his introductory visit to Singapore from Nov 24 to 26.
The medal was awarded to GEN Moeldoko in recognition of his significant contributions as former Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Army (TNI-AD) in strengthening the defence ties between the TNI-AD and the Singapore Army.
He promoted closer professional ties between both forces through his support for the collaboration on the Leopard Main Battle Tank (MBT) platform. His active guidance saw both forces share experiences and conduct simulator and hands-on training on the Leopard MBT. GEN Moeldoko also showed unstinting support for key bilateral Army exercises Safkar Indopura and Chandrapura, which celebrated their 25th and 20th anniversaries respectively this year.