Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, watched actual maneuvers between KPA large combined units 526 and 671.
After receiving a report on the plan of the maneuvers at an observation post, he watched them.
The Supreme Commander expressed his satisfaction over the maneuvers, noting that they were flawless in defensive and offensive aspects.
Saying he could see that the People's Army had conducted intensive drills with full preparations this year to carry out the tasks set forth by him when watching those units' actual maneuvers last year, he stressed that the People's Army should often conduct such maneuvers.
He highly appreciated the successful maneuvers, saying that the KPA large combined units 526 and 671 fully displayed their perfect defence and powerful offensive capability to repel any sudden attack from the enemy and go over to offensive in time.
He advanced the important tasks for intensifying the combat drills of the People's Army.
Practical drills should be conducted so often to cope with the hardest and severest war, he said, adding that it is useless to conduct any drill of formalism, stereotyped pattern and stylish manner, a drill unfit for the demand and style of modern warfare and the performance of any unit's combat duty, many times.
He gave precious instructions for perfecting the combat preparations, noting that the commanding and training officers should enhance their responsibility and role, the commanding and staff officers should make a deep study of various matters to be raised in offensive and defence and exert their initiative and creativity in commanding any combat, close cooperation should be maintained among units of all services and arms and specialized units while ensuring suddenness, promptness, conformability and accuracy in combat action, the capability of carrying out operation irrespective of seasons, climate, day and night should be raised, the soldiers should be practiced in the combat methods for actual war and a big efforts should be steadily directed to the work for modernizing the military hardware of supply units.
The Supreme Commander expressed his firm belief that the People's Army would intensify their military training, as the anti-Japanese guerrillas did in Mt. Paektu, under the slogan of the Party's training-first idea and thus greet the 7th WPK Congress with signal achievements in increasing the combat strength and rounding off the combat preparations.