News Desk, Jakarta – The Indonesian Military (TNI) plans to deploy a massive security operation in Bali next month involving more than 18,000 personnel, 12 warships and four military jets, to secure the Group of Twenty (G20) leaders' summit.
TNI commander Gen. Andika Perkasa said that he would be directly in charge of the operation, which would see the deployment of 14,300 TNI personnel, 3,200 police officers and 492 personnel from other institutions.
Andika said that the personnel deployed would be enough to cover protection for all members of delegations, including VVIPs, from 42 countries joining the leaders' summit in Nusa Dua, Bali in mid-November.
The TNI commander also added that there would be a deployment of 12 Indonesia warships in the waters around Bali island, which will join other military vessels dispatched by some countries participating in the G20 summit.
For securing the airspace around Bali, Andika said the Air Force would deploy 2 F-16 and 2 Russian Sukhoi fighter jets, on top of 13 helicopters dispatched by the Indonesian Army, Navy and Air Force.
There would also be two Boeing reconnaissance aircrafts dispatched for the mission and another Boeing aircraft for VVIP, Andika said, quoted by tempo.co.