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Kim Jong Un Guides Landing and Anti-landing Drills of KPA

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

Pyongyang, March 20 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), first chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army (KPA), guided landing and anti-landing exercises of the KPA.

Involved in the drills were surface ships and sharpshooters of the East Sea Fleet of the KPA Navy, pursuit planes under the 2nd Air Division of the KPA Air and Anti-Air Force, artillery sub-units of the 7th Corps and some forces of the 108th Motorized Infantry Division of the KPA.

After receiving a report on the drill procedures from the chief of the KPA General Staff at an observation post, the Supreme Commander gave an order to start the drills.

A landing drill was staged first.

Seeing the daring action of landing units, Kim Jong Un said with pleasure that such surprise landing and attack on the coast would result in a victorious battle.

Then followed an anti-landing drill.

Artillerymen are very skilled in shooting, the Supreme Commander said, adding: Any enemy group will never land on seashore of the country as our reliable artillerymen stand guard in full readiness to wipe out the aggressors.

He expressed his great satisfaction over the successful drills and set forth the tasks for rounding off the KPA's combat readiness under the prevailing situation.

The victory of an amphibious battle depends mainly on how to neutralize the enemy's possible anti-landing movements while getting over its coastal defenses at one go, he said, stressing the need to elaborate on the workable combat operations in this regard and ratchet up the practical drills for getting familiar with them and improve the armament on the navy's surface ships.

He said that, in order to bury at sea any enemy groups attacking to land in the coast of the country, training should be intensified among the units and sub-units of the KPA as required by the Juche-based idea and tactics on the coastal defence newly set forth by the Party.

Watching the drills were commanders of KPA corps and instructors of military academies at all levels. -0-


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