Wed Jan 2020 2 years ago

TNI Deploys 6 Warships in Natuna Waters

RIAU - KOMPAS.TV - TNI continues to patrol Natuna waters, Riau Islands, to check the whereabouts of Chinese ships.

Meanwhile, fishermen groups in Natuna are worried about plans to mobilize fishermen from Pantura.

A number of defense equipment deployed during air patrols in Natuna waters included a Boeing 737 strategic reconnaissance aircraft belonging to the Indonesian Air Force, as well as four F-16 aircraft.

Meanwhile, sea patrols were carried out with six warships, including K-R-I Ciptadi, K-R-I Teuku Umar, and K-R-I Usman Harun.

Based on monitoring as of Monday afternoon, there were no more Chinese ships around the outer boundary of Indonesia's exclusive economic zone.

Responding to problems in Natuna waters, the Presidential Staff Office held a coordination meeting which was attended by a number of ministries.

Deputy for Law and Human Rights at the Presidential Staff Office, Jaleswari Pramodhawardani, stated that the closed meeting was held to consolidate the vision regarding handling and development in Natuna.

Regarding the presence of Chinese ships around Natuna waters, the government reiterated that there were no negotiations regarding state sovereignty.
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