West Lombok, NTB – Some 400 soldiers from the 742 Infantry Battalion /Satya Wira Yudha of the Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI) have been stationed to increase security in the border line between Indonesia and Timor Leste.
Governor of West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Province Zulkieflimansyah, Commander of the Military Regional Command (Danrem) 162 / WB Brigadier General Ahmad Rizal Ramdhani, and Head of NTB Police Inspector General Pol M. Iqbal saw off the soldiers departing aboard the Teluk Amboina warship at Lembar Harbor, West Lombok, on Friday.
Zulkieflimansyah affirmed that it was a noble mission to guard the country’s border to fortify security and maintain the nation’s integrity and sovereignty.
“On behalf of all people of NTB, I would like to laud and pay my highest respects to the TNI soldiers, who will devote themselves to this noble task,” he emphasized.
Earlier, 400 soldiers of the 742 Infantry Battalion / Satya Wira Yudha had undergone a physical fitness test at the Trisula Yonif 742 / SWY Gebang Mataram field as a prerequisite for the RI-RDTL Border Security Task Force on Friday (Feb 12).
Indonesia and Timor Leste share both land and sea borders in the eastern part of Indonesia.
Source: Antara News