Therefore, Indonesia must decry all authoritative regimes, and all of those unaligned with Pancasila’s ideology. He at first denounce the militaries regime in Thailand and Myanmar and all the atrocities that the two nations had done. He also attacked China’s Jiang Qing totalistic regime.
Even so, this policy was noticed by the educated youth as Subandrio’s hypocrisy. The fact was cemented with Subandrio’s endorsement with South American countries, most of which for cattle trade. Moreover, South Vietnam at that time was also a military dictatorship, a revanchist regime if some would say.
Is it possible that Subrandio and his successor later on might try to change its foreign policies into one that more focused on hedging strategies? For example, Indonesia could try establishing friendly (if not cordial) relationship with the less oppressive socialist/communist states such as Yugoslavia and UASR, while maintain less friendly (if not downright hostile) relation with totalitarian China and Soviet.This change of events completely shattered Subandrio’s foreign policy. What was supposedly a passive presidency must change into an aggressive one.
That strategy might be very useful should Indonesia want to avoid the Communist and socialist states from coordinating with each other given their lack of unity in international relations as far as I can tell, especially with the ongoing Franco-Soviet rivalry and the fact that some pro-socialist nation hates each other (Soviet-friendly Turkey + Saudi being rivals with UASR). It wasn't really hard for Indonesia to do it, since they could take advantage by the fact that left-leaning parties is still alive well in the domestic politic as a way to show that Indonesia wouldn't be hostile to the socialist powers like the US did.
Plus, regardless if the American's African intervention went smoothly or goes horribly wrong, Indonesia still have Suez as a not-so viable option. At least Indonesia can still use the Suez, even when the American's couldn't.
So I guess that the Bangladesh had seceded from Pakistan with the communist-vs-democratic civil war going on, right? Or are they already broken up already?Subandrio had to aid pro-democratic rebels in Pakistan to appease the Americans. Also to fulfil their ‘quota’, Indonesia must send a few volunteer divisions to Pakistan. In 1981, American forces, also with Iranian and SEATO troops landed in Karachi for fighting with the anti-communist insurgency.