Indonesian President pledges to modernise army hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: RNZ)
Hanoi (VNA) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo stated on October 5 that the Indonesian military (TNI) has built new combat organisations counting a number of joint commands, divisions and task forces within the last five years.

Speaking at a ceremony marking the TNI’s 75th anniversary, Widodo said the new dual battle divisions comprise Division III of the Army's Strategic Reserves Command, the Air Force's Operation Command III, the Navy's Armada III and the third Marine Force.

The leader indicated that the TNI has also set up new joint forces, namely three Joint Regional Defense Commands, three Air Force Drone Squadrons and a TNI's Cyber Force.

He stressed that the establishment of the new organisations constitutes the government's commitment to keeping transforming the TNI in order to strongly play its role.

The TNI's transformation should be supported by the latest technology and development of personnel who would deal with the technology, he said, adding that the military technology has been developing quickly, and this would influence war tactics and strategies in the future, he added./.