Out of the blue: ‘Captain DPRK’ brightens up North Korean defence exhibition


SEOUL, Oct 14 (Reuters) – A North Korean parachutist has lit up social media together with his shiny blue jumpsuit as he posed with ranks of olive-green clad navy males and chief Kim Jong Un after taking a leap on the opening ceremony of a defence exhibition.

“Rocket Man”, “Captain DPRK” and “Human Cannonball” had been a few of the names admiring Twitter customers gave the unidentified parachutist who brightened up what are often boring official occasions in North Korea, or the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), as it’s formally recognized.

State media confirmed the parachutist, who additionally wore a multi-coloured helmet and white sneakers, descending from the sky with the flag of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea on the opening ceremony in Pyongyang on Tuesday.

An apparently impressed Kim was proven wanting up smiling.

“A top-notch parachutist showed landing skills, fluttering red Party flag in the sky in October,” North Korea’s KCNA information company mentioned.

Reporting by Minwoo Park and Heejung Jung; Editing by Karishma Singh

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un takes pictures with military personnel at the Defence Development Exhibition, in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this undated photo released on October 12, 2021 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).  KCNA via REUTERS