Amid South China Sea uncertainty, Indonesia stages a show of force

Amid South China Sea uncertainty, Indonesia stages a show of force
 

Indonesian warplanes on Thursday staged a large-scale exercise on the edge of South China Sea territory claimed by Beijing, a show of force that adds to regional uncertainty sparked by the Philippines' sudden tilt away from the United States.
President Joko Widodo watched from Ranai, capital of the Natuna Islands archipelago, with hundreds of military officials as about 70 jets carried out manoeuvres that included a dog fight and dropping bombs on targets off the coast.
"The president has a policy that all the outer islands that are strategic will be strengthened, be it air, maritime... read more

 
6 October 2016 in World News, Views: 34
Source: Reuters
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