David Cameron shared a drink with soldiers at the Forward Operating Base Shawqat, in Nad-e-Ali. The troops praised their Afghan counterparts saying they were getting better at engaging in active combat with the Taliban.
Company Sergeant Major Nathan Love told the Prime Minister:
"Their soldiers are no different to ours, they are a little bit lazy compared to ours, but they can go out and fight, they can go on one knee. They are more than happy to go forward and push the Taliban back."
David Cameron has warned the Taliban not to "wait it out" in Afghanistan until troops withdraw in 2014.
The Prime Minister is to meet the leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan together for the first time as he eyes Britain's eventual withdrawal
The Prime Minister insisted using the military at the Olympics would have no impact on the mission in Afghanistan.