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China, Indonesia hold joint naval exercises near Jakarta

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China, Indonesia hold joint naval exercises near Jakarta
  • Drills will ‘help improve coordination between the warships, deepen professional communication, enhance mutual trust and cooperation’, PLA commander says
  • Military cooperation comes after China last week sent three ships to help in the search for the Indonesian submarine that sank in April

Published: 9:00pm, 9 May, 2021


The joint naval exercises took place in waters off Jakarta. Photo: Handout


China and Indonesia conducted joint naval exercises in waters off Jakarta, Beijing said on Sunday, as the two countries work to improve trust and cooperation amid tensions in the South China Sea.

The drills, which took place on Saturday morning, were part of the PLA Navy’s annual training programme, the defence ministry said.

China’s Liuzhou and Suqian guided-missile frigates joined Indonesia’s KRI Usman Harun frigate and KRI Halasan missile craft in the exercises, which included communication drills, search and rescue operations and formation manoeuvres, it said.


 

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Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Indonesia are China's top allies in the South China Sea region.
 

Reashot Xigwin

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Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Indonesia are China's top allies in the South China Sea region.
Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha!...... No


TNI sees security engagement with China as less of a value-for-time proposition than similar
engagement with the United States. According to U.S. and Indonesian military officials, TNI
sees the United States as more transparent and more reliable than China. TNI buys Chinese gear
that is inferior to U.S. equipment mainly because it is less expensive,
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but the pervasive
corruption of Chinese arms sales results in far less effectiveness than a more transparent system.
China is seen as providing poor maintenance and sustainment, if any at all. When Indonesian
officers go to China for military education (according to a U.S. official in Jakarta), the language
of instruction is English, and the students are segregated from their Chinese counterparts.
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“China’s military exchanges are just optics,” said an official from Indonesia’s Ministry of
Defense. “They don’t care about building capability, which is what we care about. We don’t like
to spend our money to pay for courses in China, when we end up gaining nothing from them.”
 

Reashot Xigwin

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Why is it anything the Americans say, it becomes true? What's wrong with you people?
It has statement from members of the Kemhan (ministry of defense) & from active generals in the Indonesian armed forces & also saying from personal experience is that dealing with chinese military suck.
 

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