Prabowo Subianto Receives BAST Alpalhankam: New Commitment as Honorary General of the Indonesian National Armed Forces

Berita, Indonesia190 Views

WARTAINDONESIA EN – The Minister of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia, Prabowo Subianto, has been awarded a political career journey and remarkable honorary general of the Indonesian national armed forces.

Today, in a ceremony at the State Palace, President Joko Widodo officially bestowed the rank of Honorary General upon Prabowo Subianto.

The conferment of this rank was warmly welcomed by the government and the public, as recognition of Prabowo’s dedication and outstanding contributions in the field of defense and national security.

This step not only marks a personal achievement but also reflects the nation’s appreciation for Prabowo’s commitment to sovereignty and national security.

During the rank conferment ceremony at the State Palace, a mix of emotions including pride and gratitude was evident on Prabowo’s face. He received the honorary star with humility and gratitude, without uttering a single word. However, his warm smile and gestures of thanks to the guests served as symbols of his appreciation for the honor bestowed upon him.

In his statement to the media after the ceremony, Prabowo expressed his pride in receiving the honor. “I express my gratitude to President Joko Widodo for the trust bestowed upon me with this honor. I see it as a new responsibility that I must fulfill with dedication and integrity,” said Prabowo firmly.

The first step taken by Honorary General Prabowo after receiving his rank was to conduct a direct inspection of the Indonesian National Armed Forces’ (TNI) primary weapons systems (alutsista). Together with the TNI Commander, Agus Subiyanto, and the Chief of the Indonesian National Police (Kapolri) General Listyo Sigit Prabowo, he visited TNI Headquarters in Cilangkap, East Jakarta, to inspect the readiness and adequacy of the alutsista owned by the TNI.

Despite the unfavorable weather with heavy rain, the three of them continued the inspection using tactical vehicles. They toured the grounds of the Ahmad Yani Building, where various types of alutsista were parked, meticulously examining their conditions.

“This alutsista inspection is part of our commitment to continually enhance the defense capabilities of the nation. We must ensure that the alutsista owned by the TNI are ready to be used in facing various potential challenges,” Prabowo explained to the attending journalists.

In addition to inspecting the alutsista, Prabowo also conducted a ceremony for the handover of the Alpalhankam Handover Report (BAST) to the TNI Commander, Kapolri, and the Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces. This ceremony marked an important moment in his new role as Honorary General of the TNI.

The BAST Alpalhankam is an official document containing various information related to national defense and security policies. Its handover by Prabowo to the TNI leaders signifies the commitment of the government and the armed forces to maintain the stability and sovereignty of the nation.

Meanwhile, TNI Commander Agus Subiyanto expressed appreciation for Prabowo’s dedication and commitment in carrying out his duties as Minister of Defense and now as Honorary General of the TNI. “We believe that with his experience and leadership, the TNI will become stronger and ready to face various challenges in the future,” said Agus.

Chief of the Indonesian National Police General Listyo Sigit Prabowo also expressed his support for Prabowo’s new role as Honorary General of the TNI. “We will continue to collaborate in maintaining the security and order of society, as well as safeguarding the nation’s sovereignty,” added Listyo.

Prabowo Subianto’s promotion to Honorary General of the TNI is tangible evidence of the government’s commitment to strengthening the defense and security sectors. The spirit and dedication shown by Prabowo serve as inspiration not only to TNI members but also to the entire Indonesian people.