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Indonesia – Indonesia’s opportunistic approach to arms procurement (Ristian Atriandi Supriyanto, East Asia Forum)

The first-ever bilateral defence agreement between Indonesia and Japan was signed on 30 March 2021, which paves the way for Japanese arms exports to Indonesia, including the potential sale of up to eight Mogami-class frigates. The agreement focuses on maritime security with ‘shared serious concerns about the continued and strengthened unilateral attempts to change the status quo’ in the East and South China Seas.

Indonesia’s opportunistic approach to arms procurement (eastasiaforum.org)

Indonesian Navy's KRI Singa-651 leaves the Tanjung Wangi port as the search continues for the missing KRI Nanggala-402 submarine in Banyuwangi, East Java Province Indonesia, 24 April 2021. (REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana)