ISLAMABAD Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has taken serious exception to the malicious report of the London School of Economics about alleged ISI links with Afghan Taliban. Well-informed diplomatic and military sources informed TheNation that General Kayani expressed his displeasure over the report while talking to the visiting US General and ISAF commander Stanely McChrystal who called on him at his office on Monday. According to ISPR, the visiting dignitary remained with him for some time and discussed matters of professional interest. The sources informed both the high-ups discussed host of issues relating to security situation, regional situation, operation against militants, massive operation against Taliban in Kandahar, Pak-Afghan security issues etc. However, other sources informed that General Kayani lashed out at the western media and some foreign policy analysts in their unabated Pakistan and ISI bashing efforts. The two military commanders held meeting a day after the report was made public claiming that ISI was still involved in funding, training and hosting the Afghan Taliban. The US Embassy in Islamabad said McChrystal travelled to Pakistan to provide an update on International Security Assistance Force operations in Afghanistan and consult General Kayani. Speaking in Brussels last week, McChrystal warned that a major campaign to win back control of Kandahar in southern Afghanistan would be slower than expected because of limited number of Afghan forces as well as cautious local population. Both the military leaders underscored the need for increased military cooperation and smooth transportation of Afghanistan-bound NATO forces goods. General McChrystal, according to the informed sources, said that Pakistan would be taken into confidence on any new operation in Afghanistan.