• Short Summary

    INDONESIA'S STRATEGIC RESERVE MOBILE STRIKE FORCE, DUBBED KOSTRAD, HAS BEEN STRENGTHENED BY THE ADDITION OF A CALVARY AND ARTILLERY REGIMENT.

  • Description


    FILM SHOWS TANKS ON PARADE, FOREIGN OBSERVERS, TROOPS MARCHING, ARTILLERY PIECES, A RADAR UNIT AND A ROCKET LAUNCHER.




    Initials RE/S/JF/PC



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: INDONESIA'S STRATEGIC RESERVE MOBILE STRIKE FORCE, DUBBED KOSTRAD, HAS BEEN STRENGTHENED BY THE ADDITION OF A CALVARY AND ARTILLERY REGIMENT. THE TRANSFER OF THE TWO REGIMENTS WAS MADE IN THE INDONESIA CAPITAL DJAKARTA ON THURSDAY IN THE PRESENCE OF TOP MILITARY OFFICERS AND FOREIGN MILITARY ATTACHES.

    KOSTRAD WAS FORMED IN AUGUST OF LAST YEAR AND HAS BEEN FURTHER STRENGTHENED BY THE INTRODUCTION AND HAS BEEN EQUIPMENT AND TROOPS DURING JANUARY. THE TROOPS HAVE SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS OVER AND ABOVE THE TRAINING GIVEN TO CONVENTIONAL INFANTRY TROOPS.

    A SPOKESMAN FOR KOSTRAD (THE STRATEGIC RESERVE COMMAND) SAID IT WAS CAPABLE OF STRIKING HEAVY TO THE ENEMY "ATTEMPTING TO DISTURB THE PEACE AND SAFETY OF THE INDONESIAN COUNTRY AND PEOPLE. HE SAID THEY COULD BE USED FOR AIRBORNE, AMPHIBIOUS OR CONVENTIONAL LAND OPERATIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2LWCW1PMQJDRIW7S5SWSY7VOJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA2LWCW1PMQJDRIW7S5SWSY7VOJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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