Islamabad, Apr 3 : Pakistan Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Kayani has been selected for the US Army Command and General Staff College's International Hall of Fame for his "military prowess and his commitment to disentangle the army from domestic politics".
The International Hall of Fame "honours those officers of US allies' militaries who have attained the highest command positions in their national service component or within their nation's armed forces," Major General James R Helmly, the embassy's defence representative at the US embassy in Islamabad, wrote in a letter to Gen Kayani on March 20.
He also received high praise from the US for his "military prowess and his commitment to disentangle the army from domestic politics," the Daily Times quoted a New York Times report as saying.
The report said that since Gen Kayani took command, a parade of top American officers has trooped to Islamabad to urge him to wage a campaign against militants in Pakistan's Tribal Areas.
They all returned reassured and expressed praise for the new army chief.