30 Jan 2015

Fiji military plans expansion

8:33 pm on 30 January 2015

Fiji's military commander has announced plans to establish a squadron and recruit more personnel for the military's Navy division.

Colonel Mosese Tikoitoga made the announcement at a parade in Suva, where he revealled the restructure plans, which include a squadron for the engineer's division and a plan to recruit 150 new personnel for the Navy.

FBC News reports Mr Tikoitoga saying the changes are necessary to meet the military's operational requirements and government demands in areas such as infrastructure development.