| Pyongyang, March 23 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Marshal |
Kim Jong Un ,
first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of
the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, inspected the second
battalion under KPA Unit 1973 honored with the title of O Jung Hup-led
7th Regiment on Saturday.
Kim Jong Un gave a pair of
binoculars, an automatic rifle and a machine gun to the first company
of the battalion as gifts before having a photo session with its service
After being briefed on the monument to the field guidance to the battalion by President Kim Il Sung on February 8, 1974 and by leader Kim Jong Il on April 9, 2000, he looked round the room devoted to the education in the revolutionary history.
He said the immortal exploits of the Generalissimos would always shine along with the colors of the unit.
At a military lecture room he received a report on the combat duty
of the battalion, its readiness to go into action and training.
After examining the combat plan with keen attention, he said that
only when all the combatants know about the enemies' military targets
and the puppet reactionary ruling quarters like the back of their own
hands and are well informed of their features, can they storm the
strongholds of the enemies in a flash and deal deadly blows at the heart
of the enemies at once in case of emergency.
As the combatants should fight in the enemy-controlled areas without
any flank and rear, it is necessary to conduct effective drills on
topography among them so that they may have a correct understanding of
the terrain, he said, underscoring the need to prepare them as
one-match-for-a-hundred fighters with marksmanship of never missing
targets and strong physical bodies.
The commanding officers should help soldiers be always aware that a
war may break out after this moment and be concerned and thoughtful of
whether there is any weak point in combat preparedness and whether the
combatants are fully prepared to perform their duty in the
enemy-controlled areas, he said.
He underlined the need for the commanding officers to train all the
combatants to be master hands and stalwart soldiers in a modern war by
intensifying the drills.
"Our Party trusts you," he noted, calling on them to demonstrate the
true fighting spirit of the People's Army and its will to wipe out the
enemy by striking the heart of the enemy before any others, if they
greet a great revolutionary event for national reunification.
He urged them to deal uninterrupted heavy blows at the enemies in
that event, not allowing them to come to their senses, and annihilate
them to the last man.
He went round a bean store of the battalion.
Recalling that Kim Jong Il asked about bean farming whenever he visited units, Kim Jong Un called for reaping a rich harvest in bean farming this year.
He went round a library, and a lecture room of O Jung Hup Political University.
At the library he underlined the need to establish the habit of
revolutionary study among soldiers and raise the rate of use of books so
that they may read many more books.
He asked about the subjects of lectures given at the university and
teaching staff in detail and taught ways of improving teaching to suit
the psychology and characters of combatants, showing deep care for O
Jung Hup Universities of the large combined units.
He went round an education room, bed room, mess hall and other
entertainment and supply service facilities of the Kim Sun Son hero
company under the battalion.
At the education room he said that the voice of the Party should
always be heard in the company, cell of the People's Army and its main
He said in an excited tone that he feels very pleased when meeting
commanding officers taking good care of soldiers whom the Party values
and loves so much as he entrusted those soldiers to them and feels worth
inspecting units as Supreme Commander when seeing service personnel
well fed and happy.
Then he guided the training of soldiers of the battalion.
Watching brave soldiers in training, he was greatly satisfied to see
them fully prepared in military technique and physically. He highly
appreciated their success in training and set forth important tasks
which would serve as guidelines for bolstering up the combat capability
in every way.
He organized and guided a pistol and automatic rifle firing drill of
the battalion commanding officers without prior notice on the same day.
He said that the combatants should acquire marksmanship of never
missing targets while preparing themselves politically and ideologically
and in militarily technique and physically. He taught the knack of all
He instructed the Military Science Documentary Film Studio of the
Korean People's Army to produce a video dealing with varieties of
shooting methods and send it to the whole army so that the
Juche-oriented combat shooting methods may be coordinated.
He was accompanied by Choe Ryong Hae, Hyon Yong Chol, Kim Kyok Sik, Hwang Pyong So and Son Chol Ju. -0