'He was a natural leader': S'pore profs at RSIS pay tribute to commander of sunken Indonesia submarine

As commander of Nanggala-402, Col Oktavian was part of a crew of 53 men who conducted a torpedo-drill exercise.
As commander of Nanggala-402, Col Oktavian was part of a crew of 53 men who conducted a torpedo-drill exercise.PHOTO: HERI OKTAVIAN/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - The commander of the sunken Indonesian submarine KRI Nanggala-402 had completed a master's programme at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS).

Professors who taught Lieutenant Colonel Heri Oktavian, 42, during his time in Singapore described him as a natural leader and a thorough military man.

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