This show of force only tells how powerful the Indonesian Navy has become and how forceful they are in protecting their territorial waters, even contested, and willing to show who is more powerful. The Chinese never fight back. Maybe they know that they are no match to the powerful Indonesian Navy.
Now that Indonesia has proven that it could fire at Chinese fishing boats, insuring Chinese fisherman and China dared not hit back, it would be a good example for other Asean countries to show China that they too are equally as powerful as Indonesia. Countries like Vietnam, the Philippines and Malaysia should now be more confident to send in more naval ships to shoot at Chinese fishing boats to show the Chinese they are mighty navies and would not be afraid to fire at Chinese ships.
How come China, the belligerent and aggressive expansionist new power so afraid to fire back? Who is the aggressor? How can an aggressive power be afraid to fire back when attacked? The only reason, the Indonesian Navy is so powerful that the Chinese Navy must be shivering in fear and so dare not fight back.
The success of the Indonesian attack on Chinese fishing boats has boosted the confidence of the Indonesians and they are going to send more military weapons and soldiers to the Natunas. 3 more frigates, a fighter jet, drones and radar and an army battalion and special forces from the Navy and Air Force would be deployed to defend the islands as if the islands are going to be attacked.
Now we can expect to see the Malaysians and Filipino navies chasing and shootng Chinese ships in the South China Sea with Indonesia taking the lead. China is going to be driven out of the South China Sea by the combined navies of Asean and Asean will be claiming all the islands and South China Sea for themselves. They would erase the nine dash lines drawn by China to claim the South China Sea.
Would these aggressive military actions send the US Navy back to the eastern Pacific Ocean or more American ships will be needed to maintain peace and freedom of navigation in the South China Sea?
The world shall welcome the rise of Asean, in particular the Indonesians as the new military world power followed by the Malaysians and the Filipinos for taking on the Chinese Navy and won.