JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – The Indonesian Military (TNI) and the Malaysian Armed Forces began a joint exercise dubbed the Malindo Darsasa-11AB/2023 at the Semarak PKLN Camp in Pahang, Malaysia Monday, March 13.
Officially opened by Assistant Chief of Staff (AKS J3) Major General Dato Nur Hafiz bin Abdul Karim and TNI Operations Assistant Major General Agus Suhardi, the training is attended by 461 Malaysian Armed Forces members and 149 TNI members.
In his opening remarks, Nur Hafiz said that the Malindo joint exercise aims to enhance the ability and interoperability in conducting joint counter-terrorism operations.
"I believe that through this joint exercise, both parties will be able to share knowledge, skills, and exchange information between the Malaysian Armed Forces and TNI," said Nur Hafiz in a statement provided by the Indonesian Military Information Center (Puspen TNI) on Tuesday, March 14.
Meanwhile, Agus Suhardi stressed the need for a solid mechanism for cooperation between the Malaysian Armed Forces and TNI.
"We must be able to build a structured network in joint operations, especially in Counter Terrorism (CT) operations," said Agus.
He added that the joint exercise would focus on counter-terrorism operations.
"We will share and learn valuable lessons from various exercises done together.”
Therefore, if there is an actual incident and we are required to face the challenges that arise, TNI and the Malaysian Armed Forces are ready to work together under the agreed Malindo standard operating procedure," he added.
This article has been translated from Indonesian, partly with the help of an artificial intelligence tool.
(Writer: Nirmala Maulana Achmad | Editor: Novianti Setuningsih)
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