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Leopard tanks only one option, says military chief

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 25 2012   /  09:52 am

Tanks for the memories: Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro (center), accompanied by Deputy Defense Minister Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin (left) and Indonesian Military (TNI) chief Adm. Agus Suhartono, at hearing at the House of Representatives in Jakarta on Tuesday. Lawmakers are questioning ministry plans to buy Leopard tanks from the Netherlands. JP/P.J. LeoThe plan to upgrade the country’s military equipment with the procurement of Leopard tanks is still open to revision.

The public should not, therefore, make it the subject of discussion.

This was the view of Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Adm. Agus Suhartono, who said on Tuesday that the Leopard tank was only one option in helping to equip the army.

“It is not a final decision. The Leopard tank is only one option; there are many other tanks that are also under consideration,” he said.

Echoing him, Arm...