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Indonesian Army establishes new strategic reserve command division

31 August 2017

The Indonesian Army’s (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Darat: TNI-AD’s) Strategic Reserve Command (KOSTRAD) is currently in the process of forming up a new rapid strike composite division consisting of 1,200 personnel.

The organisation, which has been named the ‘Cakra Battalion’, will be the KOSTRAD’s third operational division after Division I and Division II. It will be based in Lebak, Banten and will initially consist of one company each from the infantry, armoured cavalry, field artillery, army engineering, and army airborne formations.

Cakra Battalion will be headed by a colonel and reports directly to KOSTRAD Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Edy Rahmayadi.

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