Gen. Shafiuddin Ahmed takes charge as new army chief

Bangladesh: Gen. Shafiuddin Ahmed on Thursday took charge as the Chief of Army Staff and received the rank badge at Ganobhaban in the presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Mohammad Shaheen Iqbal and Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Sheikh Abdul Hannan presented the rank badge to the new Chief of Army Staff.

After wearing the rank badge, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina greeted the newly-appointed Army Chief with a bouquet of flowers. As per a circular issued by the Ministry of Defense on June 10, Lieutenant General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed was promoted to the rank of General and given the charge of Chief of Army Staff for the next three years from June 24.

He had earlier served as the Quarter Master General of the Army Headquarters.

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