KABUL: A group of Afghan National Army (ANA) cadets have reportedly graduated from the PakistanMilitary Academy, marking the first batch of the Afghan army cadets to graduate from the military academy of the country.

The cadets were graduated from the military academy in Kakul in Abbottabad after going through almost 14 months of training, Afghan media reported Sunday.

According to the local media reports citing the military officials, the 6 Afghan cadets graduated along with the 134th PMA Long Course, 52nd Integrated Course and 6th Mujahid Course.

The graduation ceremony was attended by the Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif.

The deployment of the Afghan army cadets to Pakistan Military Academy comes as the Pakistani Army Chief General Raheel Sharif had offered training to Afghan forces during his visit to Kabul late in 2014.

The Afghan army cadets deployment to Pakistan for training followed by growing criticisms by the Pakistani military as majority of the Afghan cadets are receiving training in India.

Training Afghan army cadets is part of India’s rehabilitation support towards the Afghan security forces besides the country has played a crucial role by participating in the rebuilding of Afghanistan in other sectors following the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001.

Since 2002, the Government of India has committed USD 2 billion dollars to the socio-economic rebuilding of the Afghan state and society in accordance with the development priorities of the Government and the people of Afghanistan.