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Army chief adorned with General rank badge

Rtv online desk
|  26 Jun 2018, 00:00 | Update : 26 Jun 2018, 17:50
Newly-appointed Chief of Army Staff Aziz Ahmed was adorned with the rank badge of General in the presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban in the capital on Tuesday morning.

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed and Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat adorned the new army chief with the rank badge
of General. Reports BSS.

PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said that after the function, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina congratulated the new army chief by presenting a bouquet.

The new army chief, he said, also greeted the Prime Minister on behalf of Bangladesh Army by presenting a bouquet.

The Prime Minister said whenever Awami League assumed office, it took various steps for modernization and development of the armed forces.

“Our government has also changed the designations of the lower ranks of the army like sweepers, cleaners and barbers to make those time-befitting ones side by side with development and modernization of the force,” she said.

Prime Minister’s Political Affairs Advisor HT Imam, Security Affairs Advisor Major General (retd) Tarique Ahmed Siddique, Principal Secretary Md Nojibur Rahman, Principal Staff Officer of the Armed Forces Division Lt General Md Mahfuzur Rahman, PM’s Military Secretary Major General Mia Mohammad Zainul Abedin and PMO Secretary Sajjadul Hasan were present, among
others.

Earlier on June 18, the government appointed Quarter Master General of Bangladesh Army Lt Gen Aziz Ahmed as the new army chief.

“Bangladesh Army’s BA-2424 Lieutenant General Aziz Ahmed, BGBM, PBGM, BGBMS, PSC, G, Quarter Master General has been appointed as new chief of Bangladesh Army from June 25 afternoon,” a defense ministry gazette notification said on June 18.

He will also be promoted to the rank of general from June 25, the gazette, signed by joint secretary Md Abu Bakar Siddique, added.

Aziz Ahmed formally took over the charge from outgoing army chief General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq on Monday, said a press release issued by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

He served as the Director General of BGB from December 5, 2012, to November 16, 2016.

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