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Jokowi Scheduled to Name Medium Tank by Pindad at Indo Defence 2018 Expo & Forum

Illustration: Pindad's medium tank

JAKARTA, NNC - President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo will inaugurate and give the name of a flagship product by the children of the nation, namely a Medium Tank made by PT Pindad (Persero). The inauguration of the name of the tank will be held in conjunction with the opening of Indo Defence 2018 Expo & Forum on November 7, 2018, at JIEXpo, Kemayoran, Central Jakarta.

"President Jokowi is scheduled to inaugurate and give the name 'Medium Tank' made by PT Pindad," said President Director of PT Napindo Media Ashatama, Arya Seta Wiriadipoera, in a written statement, in Jakarta, Sunday (11/04/2018).

The event was held from November 7 to November 10, 2018 and was the eighth event held by the Ministry of Defense in collaboration with PT Napindo Media Ashatama as the organizer.

The exhibition was attended by more than 867 participants from 59 countries including Indonesia, and will also feature 30 state representative pavilions, making Indo Defense the largest exhibition in Southeast Asia and entering the world event calendar.

"The interesting thing and differentiating Indo Defence 2018 with the implementation in previous years is the presence of 'export commodity pavilions' which will feature export products for the nation's defense industry," he said.

He added in this year's Indo Defence 2018 Forum and Expo, the number of official delegations from the countries present had increased.

"There are 10 defense ministers and equivalents and a number of chiefs and commanders of staff of forces from a number of invited countries who were present at the Indo Defence 2018 Expo and Forum," Arya said.

He also explained that the defense industry exhibition held every two years is not only a place for business promotion and technology transfer for the Indonesian and world defense industries.

The implementation of the Indo Defence 2018 Expo & Forum is expected to be a means of information and education for the Indonesian people in general because of the discussion forum on these activities.