Indonesia's armed forces chief receives award

Indonesia's armed forces chief Hadi Tjahjanto has received a prestigious Singapore military award for his role in strengthening defence ties between the Indonesian Air Force and the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) in his previous capacity as C
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Indonesia's armed forces chief Hadi Tjahjanto has received a prestigious Singapore military award for his role in strengthening defence ties between the Indonesian Air Force and the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) in his previous capacity as Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Air Force.

Air Chief Marshal (ACM) Hadi was awarded the Pingat Jasa Gemilang (Tentera) - or Meritorious Service Medal (Military) - conferred by President Halimah Yacob.

He was presented with the award by Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen on Thursday.

The Singapore and Indonesian air forces carry out regular bilateral exercises.

Last September, they conducted the largest combined flypast to date between the RSAF and a foreign air force, to commemorate 50 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

ACM Hadi was visiting Singapore for the first time as Indonesia's armed forces chief.

On Thursday, he called on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Dr Ng and Chief of Defence Force Perry Lim.

He also reviewed a guard of honour at the Ministry of Defence and visited this year's Singapore Airshow.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 10, 2018, with the headline Indonesia's armed forces chief receives award. Subscribe