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Gada Paksi (Indonesia)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 317
Country: Indonesia
Date formed: Feb. 7, 1997
Details of Formation: from sources; 'Gada Paksi: Established in the early '90s by Abilio Soares, the Indonesian-appointed governor of East Timor, with the support of Kopassus under General Prabowo'. I've recorded origin date above as first mention rather than 'early 90s'.
Date dissolved: Dec. 2, 1999
Details of Termination: terminated with implementation of transition government
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type1
Government Link(s): state/military institution; sub-national government
Training and Equipment yes
Shared Information and Joint Operations yes
Shared personnel unclear
Types of Material Support: military
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: ideology; unemployed; adolescents
Location: East Timor
Force Strength: [unknown, 800]
Target(s): unarmed political opposition, government critics
Purpose(s): protect national borders and integrity
Other Information: