Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, inspected the defence detachment on Jangjae Islet and the Hero Defence Detachment on Mu Islet, which are located on the southernmost tip of the waters off the south-western sector of the front.
He looked at Yonphyong Island from the observation post of the defence detachment on Jangjae Islet.
After receiving a report from Pak Jong Chon, director of the Artillery Bureau, on the recent movements of the south Korean puppet army Command for the Defense of North-western Islands and the situation of the reinforced unit on Yonphyong Island, he acquainted and examined the plan for fire strike of the newly organized forces at the enemy objects.
He said that the KPA elite artillery group defending the south-western front should keep highly alert to break the backbone of the enemy once ordered.
Going round the firing positions and gun shelters, he acquainted himself with combat readiness.
Looking round the newly-built room for turning seawater into fresh water, he learned about the production and supply of fresh water. He also went round barracks, mess hall and newly-built vegetable greenhouse and animal sheds.
He had a photo session with the service members and families of officers of the defence detachment on Jangjae Islet.
Then the Supreme Commander inspected the Hero Defence Detachment on Mu Islet.
Going round the observation post, gun shelter and the position of gun no.1 honoured with the title of DPRK Hero, he acquainted himself with the performance of combat duty.
He noted that the Hero Defence Detachment on Mu Islet smashed the reckless and provocative shelling by the south Korean puppet warmongers with the merciless shower of shells to turn Yonphyong Island into a sea of fire, thus showing the stamina of the KPA artillery to the enemy.
The Yonphyong Island shelling was the most delightful battle after the ceasefire and the great feat of the service members of the Hero Defence Detachment would be conveyed long with the history of the Workers' Party of Korea, he said, adding that the recruits should steadfastly carry forward the baton of this feat so as to display the mettle of the detachment in the future battles again.
Being told that the gun no. 1 of the detachment came first in the KPA artillery firing contest in March last, he encouraged the service members of the gun to take the lead in the whole army and then posed for a picture with them with the hero gun for a background.
At the newly-built room for turning seawater into fresh water, he personally tasted water and then went round barracks, education room, wash-cum-bath room and other parts of the detachment to take warm care of the service members' living conditions.
He had a photo session with the service persons and the families of officers of the Hero Defence Detachment on Mu Islet.
He was greatly satisfied with the combat readiness and the soldiers' living of the two defence detachments, he said, adding he confirmed that all the combat positions are fully ready for combat and to go into action.
He was most pleased to see that the issue of drinking water for the service persons on those islets has been completely solved.
The two defence detachments have very important mission to perform, he said, giving instructions for rounding off their combat readiness.
Accompanying him were KPA Vice Marshal Hwang Pyong So, director of the KPA General Political Bureau, Army General So Hong Chan, first vice-minister of the People's Armed Forces, Army Col. General Pak Jong Chon, director of the KPA Artillery Bureau, and Army Col. General Ri Song Guk, commander of the 4th Corps of the KPA, and Army Maj. General Ri Yong Chol, its political commissar, and O Il Jong and Jo Yong Won, senior officials of the WPK Central Committee.