A Bakamla ship newly outfitted with machine guns. Photo: Bakamla A Bakamla ship newly outfitted with machine guns. Photo: Bakamla
A Bakamla ship newly outfitted with machine guns. Photo: Bakamla
South China Sea

Indonesia arms maritime force to deter Chinese, Vietnamese fishing vessels from entering Natuna seas

  • Civilian patrol vessels have been outfitted with machine guns in move seen as delicate balancing act in relations with Beijing
  • The weaponry is meant to deter incursions by foreign fishing vessels and prevent an escalation of tensions with China, analysts said

Topic |   South China Sea
A Bakamla ship newly outfitted with machine guns. Photo: Bakamla A Bakamla ship newly outfitted with machine guns. Photo: Bakamla
A Bakamla ship newly outfitted with machine guns. Photo: Bakamla
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