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    IN DJAKARTA, UNITS OF THE INDONESIAN ARMED FORCES PARADED BEFORE THE NEW ARMY MINISTER, GENERAL SUHARTO, ON TUESDAY.

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    OFFICERS AND THEIR WIVES SEATED WATCHING THE PARADE; GENERAL SUHARTO DECORATING AN OFFICER; GENERAL SUHARTO SPEAKING AND MILITARY UNITS PASSING THE REVIEWING STAND.




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    Background: IN DJAKARTA, UNITS OF THE INDONESIAN ARMED FORCES PARADED BEFORE THE NEW ARMY MINISTER, GENERAL SUHARTO, ON TUESDAY. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME A PARADE OF THIS KIND HAD BEEN HELD IN INDONESIA SINCE THE UNSUCCESSFUL COUP ON SEPTEMBER 30. THE GENERAL AND SENIOR OFFICERS WATCHED MARCHING SOLDIERS AND MILITARY VEHICLES PARADE PAST THE REVIEWING STAND IN THE GELORA BUNG KARNO STADIUM IN DJAKARTA.

    THIS WAS ONE OF THE FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCES OF GENERAL SUHARTO SINCE HE BECAME THE ARMY MINISTER. THE PREVIOUS MINISTER, LIEUTENANT AHMAD YANI, WAS KILLED IN THE ABORTIVE COUP.

    EQUIPPED WITH MODERN WEAPON, INDONESIA'S ARMY IS NOW ONE OF THE MOST FORMIDABLE IN ASIA. THERE ARE 500,000 MEN IN THE REGULAR ARMED FORCES - AN ANOTHER TEN MILLION TRAINED MEN IN THE CIVIL DEFENCE CORPS.

    IT HAS BEEN REVEALED THAT A COUNCIL OF GENERALS HAS BEEN FORMED WITHIN THE INDONESIAN ARMY. BUT THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE, GENERAL NASUTION, HAS DENIED ALLEGATIONS FROM SOME SOURCES THAT THE COUNCIL IS PLOTTING TO OVERTHROW PRESIDENT SUKARNO.

    MEANWHILE, THE ARMY IS STILL ENGAGED IN EAST JAVA WHERE FIGHTING HAS BEEN GOING ON SINCE THE FAILURE OF THE COUP. IT IS NOW REPORTED THAT THE ARMY IS COMPLETELY IN CONTROL. THE OFFICIAL NEWS AGENCY, ANTARA, SAID THAT SOME SMALL "COMMUNIST-INSPIRED" INCIDENTS WERE CONTINUING, BUT THAT THE ARMED FORCES WERE IN COMPLETE CONTROL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABMVSZN61GRYMU7YTXQVEQRJCH
    Media URN:
    VLVABMVSZN61GRYMU7YTXQVEQRJCH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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