Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Military Today


Today, 5 October, the Indonesian National Military also known by abbreviation of its Indonesian name i.e. TNI, celebrated its 65th anniversary.

The celebration was held at the at the Halim Perdana Kusuma Airbase in East Jakarta. lead by President Susilo Bambang Yudoyono, attended by some cabinet ministers and commanders of the Army, the Navy and the Air force.

I hope that at the age of 65, TNI would be matured enough to position itself as an organization which would always based its plans and actions only for the very best interests of the country and the people of Indonesia, therefore would not merely be the tools of the government or the parliament.

Related articles :
- President SBY Pimpin Upacara HUT TNI (Kompas)
- A professional track for TNI anbd Yudhoyono (The Jakarta Post)

Photo : Courtesy of Kompas.

14 comments:

ibucketbot said...

Happy TNI!!
its great to know that Indonesian Air Force are going to procure Sukhoi fighter jets from russia! further strengthening the airforce, but obviously at a high cost !

if you have visited the place where the celebration took place..plz do upload the photos :D!

colson said...

Admitting I not a great supporter of any of the world's armed forces, I sincerely wish them to be up to date and professional, to stay in the barracks at peacetime and out of politics and always to be subordinate to the country's political leadership. Well, the kind of army in times of Nasution's leadership.

Good news seems to be the new commander - who for once wasn't a army general ( but an admiral I believe).

Senja said...

selamat pagi,....mengunjungi anda pagi ini pak :)

semoga selalu sehat....

hemmm,Yup...tepat kemarin TNI berulang tahun ^^

DS. Utomo said...

Happy Birthday "TNI" !

Ferdinand said...

Happy B'day TNI....

smoga makin tangguh dalam menjaga keamanan Bangsa dan Negara kita...

H. Nizam said...

@Ibucketbot,
Our air force has already purchased a squadron of Sukhoi 27 and 30.
The celebration was held yesterday and I didn't attend it.

@Colson,
I agree that the armed forces
should be equipped with up to
date equipments, professional and under civilian rule.

@Irma/Senja,
Senang sekali bertemu kembali dengan anda.

@Utomo,
Iya pak, selamat

@Ferdinand,
Semoga TNI terus menjaga kedamaian di negara kita.

fb said...

Jaya TNI

julicavero said...

happy birthday TNI...be the best,,,for indonesian teritory

fb said...

Terimakasih sob.. Sudah saya follow balik juga

H. Nizam said...

@FB,
Terima kasih atas kunjungan, komentar dan follow anda.

@Julicavero,
Yeah, let's hope TNI will do its best to protect our country and people.

pj said...

I'm not sure I agree this time Harry. The army should always be the tool of the state (in this case the parliament, the elected president). In my opinion part of the problem in Indonesia used to be the army acting in its own interests, and not in the interests of the state elected representatives. Given how the army was created and funded its understandable.

Colson: Wasn't Nasution responsible for increasing the role of the Army in the business of the state vis a vis the policy of Dwifungsi? My ex always maintains that he should have been president hehe.

Wind said...

Happy time, Indonesia!
Compliments from Romania!

H. Nizam said...

@Pj,
It's good to see you again.
I agree that in a democratic society the military should be subordinate of the government.
But especially for Indonesia, at present the military should not "blindly" do all the things instructed by the government.

@Wind,
Thank you for dropping by.

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