Military chief discloses details on defense concept for new capital

Military chief discloses details on defense concept for new capital

House of Representatives' (DPR's) Commission I held a hearing with National Defense Forces (TNI) Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto at the Parliament Building in Jakarta on Wednesday (Imam B)

In a state of crisis or war, the capital city of a country will become a center of gravity that will certainly be attacked by the enemy to the full strength.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - National Defense Forces (TNI) Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto shed light on the concept of defense system in Indonesia’s new capital city at a hearing with the House of Representatives’ (DPR’s) Commission I in Jakarta, Wednesday.

The defense system must be prepared in a matured manner since during a state of war, the capital will be targeted in the enemy attack, he remarked.

"In a state of crisis or war, the capital city of a country will become a center of gravity that will certainly be attacked by the enemy to its full strength. Hence, the development of a defense system in the capital city of a country is something of absolute importance for Indonesia," he stated.

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In the defense field, the air defense identification zone (Adis) and restricted and prohibited area must draw attention in line with Government Regulation No. 4 of 2018 on Indonesian Air Territory Security, he remarked.

He attached significance to the show of military force capable of thwarting any form of threat and the development of a defense system capable of warding off guided missile attacks, enemy warplanes, rockets, cyber sabotage infiltration, chemical biology, and nuclear radioactivity.

In addition, it must adopt routes to mobilize military strength involving the army, naval, and air force personnel as preparations for a contingency plan and VVIP evacuation route, he explained.

In relocating TNI personnel to the new capital of the country in East Kalimantan Province, theTNI units and military base will be situated in Penajam Paser Utara along with the presidential palace, parliament building, ministries/state institutions, and embassies of friendly countries.

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