SM Shafiuddin takes charge as army chief
General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed took the charge as the newly appointed Chief of Army Staff yesterday, said an ISPR press release.
Earlier in the day, Shafiuddin was adorned with the new rank badge of General in the presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Gono Bhaban yesterday.
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral M Shaheen Iqbal and Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan adorned the army chief with the rank badge of General.
PM's Assistant Press Secretary MM Emrul Kayas confirmed the BSS of the matter.
After the ceremony, he said the premier congratulated the new army chief by presenting a bouquet and wished his success.
The army chief also greeted the PM by presenting a bouquet and sought her blessing.
PM's Security Affairs Adviser Major General (retd) Tarique Ahmed Siddique, Principal Staff Officer of the Armed Forces Division Lieutenant General Waker-Uz-Zaman, PM's Office Secretary Md Tofazzel Hossain Miah, Director General of Special Security Force Major General Md Majibur Rahman and PM's Military Secretary Major General Naquib Ahmed Chowdhury, among others, were present.
General Shafiuddin, who replaced former army chief General Aziz Ahmed, has been appointed to this position for the next three years.