Indonesia to deploy 12 warships to secure G20 Summit in Bali

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Indonesia is hosting G20 this year. (Source: Health Ministry)

Jakarta, IO – Indonesia will deploy 12 naval vessels (KRI) to provide security at the G20 Summit in Bali in November 2022, said Chief of the Naval Staff (KSAL) ADM Yudo Margono at the headquarters of RI Navy’s First Fleet Command (Koarmada I), Jakarta, reported Kompas on Tuesday (27/9).

Yudo said RI Navy will continue to finalize the preparations and reported the progress to RI Armed Forces (TNI) Commander Gen. Andika Perkasa. “We are ready to mobilize elements of the Navy, either from the naval base or other operational units,” said Yudo.

In its implementation, Koarmada II Commander RADM TSNB Hutabarat will be entrusted with the operational control command (Kodalops) to secure Indonesian territorial waters during the summit. Yudo said Hutabarat is tasked with regulating foreign warships entering Indonesian waters.

The Navy will also regulate the positions of KRIs and foreign warships. Yudo added there has been an international agreement on the visit by foreign warships to provide security for visiting heads of state.