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Kim Jong Il's Feats in Army Building Praised by Indian Papers
Pyongyang, April 19 (KCNA) -- Indian papers carried articles on the occasions of the 19th anniversary of General Secretary Kim Jong Il's election as chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army (KPA).

Public News on April 1 said in an article titled "Leader Kim Jong Il and KPA":

Kim Jong Il put forward the KPA as the mainstay for the national capability for self-defence and made inspection tours of many army units.

He paid primary attention to increasing the political and ideological might of the army, firmly preparing its service personnel as fighters strong in idea and faith to devotedly defend the country and its people and socialism.

He also developed the defence industry on a priority basis, making sure that the KPA is equipped with powerful offensive and defensive means and reliable war deterrent.

He considered the single-minded unity as the mainstay of revolution and consolidated the single-minded unity of Korean society with the army as the core.

Tourism Era on April 4 said in an article titled "Army of People" that the KPA is the people's army as it sounds, introducing the glorious course covered by it.

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