Country’s Defense Ministry mulls to add 5 brigades to ‘defend the nation’
By: Riyaz Ul Khaliq
Amid persistent tensions in the Taiwan Strait with Chinese planes hovering over and frigates roving the wide waters, Taiwan is mulling to rearrange its coastal defense.
The island nation’s Defense Ministry has said it is adding “five coastal defense brigades by 2023,” daily Taiwan News reported on Friday.
It would be the first such reform in the coastal defense units since 1997.
The process will begin on Jan. 1 – a week from now that Taiwan will add one brigade each in its north and south. Further arrangements are expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2023.