Army chief adorned with General rank badge

DHAKA, June 26, 2018 : 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 here this 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.

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 modernisation 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 modernisation 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 defence 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.