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Indonesia will scale down defence minister’s plans

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Significance

Indonesia is the largest and most populous country in South-east Asia. Its strategic importance makes it a key player in US-China competition in the region.

Impacts

  • Indonesia will not become a major exporter of defence equipment.
  • The country will remain reliant on foreign military technology.
  • Mitigating internal security threats will be the top priority for the armed forces.

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