Helicopters, Drone and Boeing aircraft deployed to secure inauguration

Insya Allah, everything runs smoothly and safe

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Chief of the Indonesian Defences Forces (TNI) Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto has said the military and the Indonesian Police (Polri) deploy several helicopters, drones and Boeing aircraft for air security during the presidential inauguration.

“For air security, TNI and Polri maintain the coordination,” Tjahjanto said here on Sunday.

Tjahjanto and Polri Chief General Tito Karnavian checked security situation in Jakarta, particularly in the Parliament Building and Presidential Palace areas, ahead of the inauguration of Joko Widodo (Jokowi) as President and Ma’ruf Amin as Vice President for the 2019-2024 period.

Several helicopters are deployed to secure areas around the Presidential Palace and Parliament Building, the location of the presidential inauguration ceremony.

TNI has also deployed Boeing aircraft to conduct aerial monitoring of every movement in certain posts considered critical.

“We also deploy drones that keep on watching over across the capital city area against possible threat,” the military chief said.

All monitoring results are reported to the Main Command Post located on Merdeka Barat avenue so TNI and Polri personnel can carry out real time monitoring of prone areas.

Based on the monitoring so far, every thing is smooth and safe, as well as under control to secure the presidential inauguration.

“Insya Allah, everything runs smoothly and safe,” Hadi Tjahjanto said.

In the meantime, the inauguration of Joko Widodo-Ma’ruf Amin will be held at 2 p.m. local time at the Parliament Building.

Some 31 thousand personnel from Polri and TNI are deployed to secure the event and readied in three rings.

The first ring is the venue of the ceremony at the Parliament Building area secured by the Presidential Security Force.

The second and third rings are the areas around the Parliament Complex guarded by the military and police personnel.

Since representatives from foreign countries are also to attend the ceremony, the Jakarta Police have also readied security personnel to guard the guests.

Head of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) Bambang Soesatyo earlier told the media that 17 heads of state and governments as well as special envoys, and 168 foreign ambassadors confirmed their presence in the inauguration ceremony.

Among the foreign leaders are Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad; Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and China’s Vice President Wang Qishan.

Source: ANTARA News