Desiring to conclude an Agreement providing for co-operation between the Air Forces of their respective countries for their mutual
Having duly appointed their plenipotentiaries, for the Government of the Republic of Indonesia His Excellency Dr. Abdul Hakim, Minister
of State, and for the Government of India His Excellency Mr. B.F.H.B. Tyabji, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India
in Indonesia, these plenipotentiaries
Agree as follows :
There shall be co-operation and mutual assistance between the Indonesian Air Force and Indian Air Force for the purpose of developing
and improving both the Air Forces. Such co-operation and mutual assistance does not include activities on the operational field.
Subject to the proviso in Article I, the co-operation and mutual assistance will be in the form of :
(1) Attachment of officers of the Air Force of each country to the Air Force of the other, on a reciprocal basis, the working details
of the attachments being determined through mutual consultations between the two Governments.
(2) Training of selected personnel of the Indonesian Air Force in India.
(3) Loan, sale or exchange of equipment and material between the two Governments for the benefit of their respective Air Forces.
(4) Institution of courier services between the two countries by aircraft of the Indian Air Force and the Indonesian Air Force.
(1) The expenditure in respect of items (1) and (4) in Article II will be met by the respective Governments, each Government being
responsible for all expenditure in respect of these items incurred on the personnel in its employ and on the courier service run
by its Air Force.
(2) The actual expenditure incurred on the training of personnel referred to in item (2) of Article II and the value of equipment
and materials and connected expenditure referred to in item (3) of Article II will be treated as a loan from one Government to the
other. The Government of Indonesia will meet all expenditure connected with their personnel sent for training with the Indian Air
Force except the cost of training. The Government of India have agreed to treat expenditure up to a limit of five million rupees
as a loan to the Government of Indonesia.
(3) A loan account in respect of item (2) of this Article shall be maintained by the contracting parties.
(4) The mode of payment of the loan shall be determined after mutual consultations between the two Governments.
This Agreement shall come into force on the date of its signing by the officers duly authorised by the respective Governments to sign
this Agreement and shall remain in force for an intital period of five years. Article V The contracting parties shall hold negotiations
six months prior to the expiry of the period specified in Article IV to decide on the extension of the period or modification of
the terms of the Agreement if either is considered necessary.
The Agreement may be terminated
(1) By virtue of either of the contracting parties giving notice of the intention to terminate the Agreement three months in advance.
(2) Without notice by either party in the event of grave emergency involving that party in war or in internal disturbances of a grave
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned being duly authorised thereto by their respective Governments have affixed their signature to this
DONE in triplicate in Hindi, Bhasha Indonesia and English, all the three texts being equally authentic and the English text being
the text for reference in the event of dispute on the twenty eighth day of February in the year 1956.
Sd/- A. HAKIM,
For the Government of the Republic of Indonesia.
Sd/- B.F.H.B. TYABJI
For the Government of India.