chapter  4
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Indonesia’s maritime challenges and priorities

ByHASJIM DJALAL

According to International Law, Indonesia has sovereignty over the “airspace” above its land, archipelagic waters, and territorial sea up to the point where the airspace meets with “outer space.” Until now, there has been no international agreement on the vertical limit of the airspace, although there has been general agreement that the airspace does not include outer space. The airspace of Indonesia covers an area of about 5,000,000 sq. km. However, problems may arise if the territorial sea boundaries of Indonesia are not clearly delimited with the relevant neighboring countries.