from ANTARA, The Indonesian National News Agency Jakarta, May 3 (ANTARA) - To prevent possible encroachments by foreign vessels into Indonesian waters, especially Ambalat and Tahuna waters, the Indonesian government is to install a number of radars in the waters.
Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro said his ministry would provide the two waters starting from Ambalat in East Kalimantan to Tahuna in North Sulawesi with the radars.
Indonesia, the world's largest archipelagic country, needed the radars to monitor the movements of ships passing these waters, the minister said on the sidelines of his visit to Marore Island, Sangihe district, North Sulawesi.
Hence, the procurement of the radars was a priority of the defense ministry which should be realized soon, he said, adding that the radars in the Malacca Strait covered the territorial waters in the waterway, so that all passing ships could be detected.
"When the installation …