• Short Summary

    A MILITARY PARADE IN DJAKARTA ON WEDNESDAY (20 DECEMBER) MARKED THE FORMATION OF INDONESIA'S NEW STRATEGIC COMMAND ESTABLISHED BY ACTING PRESIDENT GENERAL SUHARTO.

  • Description

    A MILITARY PARADE IN DJAKARTA ON WEDNESDAY (20 DECEMBER) MARKED THE FORMATION OF INDONESIA'S NEW STRATEGIC COMMAND ESTABLISHED BY ACTING PRESIDENT GENERAL SUHARTO.

    INCLUDED IN THE PARADE WERE SEVERAL SOVIET GUIDELINE SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILES SOME OF WHICH WERE CAPTURED BY THE ISRAELI FORCES DURING THE SIX-DAY MIDDLE EAST WAR.

    THE STRATEGIC COMMAND CONSISTS OF UNITS OF THE ARMY, NAVY AND AIR FORCE EACH RESPONSIBLE TO THEIR RESPECTIVE ARMED FORCES CHIEFS.

    IN HIS SPEECH GENERAL SUHARTO SAID THAT INDONESIA'S DEFENCES WOULD BE IMPROVED AND BROUGHT UP TO DATE.

    HE ADDED THAT INDONESIA LOVED PEACE AND WANTED TO SEE INTERNAL CONFLICTS SETTLED PEACEFULLY, BUT WAS DETERMINED TO UPHOLD IT'S INDEPENDENCE IN THE FACE OF ANY OUTSIDE THREAT OR ATTACK.

    THE GUIDELINE MISSILES, CURRENTLY IN USE IN NORTH VIETNAM, ARE A TWO STAGE WEAPON. THEY WERE FIRST SEEN IN THE 1957 MILITARY PARADE IN MOSCOW AND ARE A STANDARD SOVIET AIR DEFENCE MISSILE.

    THEY HAVE BEEN EXPORTED TO MANY COUNTRIES INCLUDING CUBA, EGYPT, IRAQ AND THE WARSAW PACT COUNTRIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA70UFNBGJG9DCOSB9BHSHIFHZW
    Media URN:
    VLVA70UFNBGJG9DCOSB9BHSHIFHZW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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