Pyongyang, November 26 (KCNA) — Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, guided the skiing training of the mountain infantry battalion under KPA Unit 1045.
After hearing a report on the training plan, he issued an order to start the training.
The moment a training officer shouted a command, soldiers appeared on the top of a mountain all of a sudden and skied down a steep slope, flying the colours of the supreme commander and the national flag of the Republic.
Watching the soldiers skiing down the slope like the wind while admirably conducting various difficult combat actions, he highly praised them for their successful training.
He underscored the need to steadily improve the forms and methods of mountain infantry training in quality as required by modern warfare and the features of offensive and defensive operation theatres and maximize the demand for training under the simulated conditions of an actual battle so as to decisively improve the marksmanship of the soldiers and decisively bolster up their capabilities to overcome mountains, speed up the march on them, carry out assault and maneuver in the field.
Saying that the mountain infantry soldiers must strike the enemy troops without giving them a chance to recover their senses by crossing mountains in the theater of battle in emergency, he called on the commanding officers to organize combat drills under the simulated conditions of a real battle by taking advantage of the most rugged terrains and thus train them to be brave and agile fighters.
He highly praised them for their successful training and had a photo session with them.
He set forth tasks facing the mountain infantry units, noting that they have important combat missions to perform as the country has steep mountain ridges and a lot of snow.
Accompanying him was Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the WPK, vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and vice-chairman of the C.C., the WPK.
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