Indonesia to Increase Navy Patrols After Australia Incursions - The Jakarta Globe
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Agus Barnas, a spokesman for the office of the chief security minister, said on Friday that Indonesia would intensify patrols along its border in the Timor Sea. Another frigate will be added to the existing armada there later this month, he said.
“The government of Indonesia deplores and rejects the violation of its sovereignty and territorial integrity by Australian vessels,” he said, reading a statement after a meeting on Friday between his office, the Foreign Ministry, the National Police and the Indonesian Military (TNI).
“The government of Indonesia underlines that any such violations … constitute a serious matter for the bilateral relations of the two countries.”
Agus said the Indonesian Navy already knew of the territorial breach by after a radar alert originating in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, earlier in the week.
“We need to boost our defense there and intensify our patrols to prevent further intrusions,” he said.
Indonesia also demanded formal clarification for the infringements through diplomatic channels and assurances that such incidents would not be repeated.
Jakarta has also demanded a halt to Australia’s military-led “Operation Sovereign Borders” until assurances are received that there will not be a repeat of such violations.