Andika to face key challenges with Papua, maritime security: Experts

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Jakarta   ?   Wed, November 10, 2021

Incoming Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Gen. Andika Perkasa may have only 13 months to serve in the TNI’s top position before his mandatory retirement, but experts say he will have a number of security challenges to overcome. Andika is set to succeed retiring TNI commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, having been confirmed for the position at a House of Representatives plenary session on Monday.

He was President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s sole nomination for the post.

Prior to the plenary session, Andika was grilled by lawmakers from House Commission I overseeing defense, foreign affairs, information and intelligence in a confirmation hearing on Saturday.

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