Senior Indonesian military leaders have decided not to attend the Singapore Airshow, Singapore's Ministry of Defence said yesterday, after the eruption of a diplomatic row between the two countries over the naming of a Indonesian naval ship.
Singapore's government has been angered by Jakarta's decision to name a new frigate after two Indonesian marines executed for a 1965 bombing in the city state that killed three people.
The commander of the Indonesian Armed Forces, General Moeldoko, Army Chief of Staff General Budiman and Indonesian Air Force Chief of Staff ACM Ida Bagus Putu Dunia along with Indonesia's deputy defence minister, Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, have decided that they would not go to the show, the ministry said. Full story
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