Gen Rafiqul takes over as BDR chief
Maj Gen Md Rafiqul Islam has taken over as the director general of Bangladesh Rifles (BDR).
He took over the charge from outgoing DG of the border force Maj Gen Moinul Islam on Sunday, a BDR release said yesterday.
The deputy director general, directors and high officials of BDR received the new director general on his arrival at the BDR headquarters.
Prior to his new assignment, Maj Gen Rafiqul Islam was the DG of Bangladesh Ansar and VDP.
He obtained commission in Signal Corps in Bangladesh Army on November 30 in 1976. During his career, he held many important posts successfully.
Rafiqul Islam was the GSO (operations) of Military Operation Directorate, assistant private secretary to the Chief of Army Staff, directing staff of Defence Services Command and Staff College, colonel staff of the Infantry Division, director (operation) of the Prime Minister's Office and the Armed Forces Division and director (signal) of the Army Headquarters.
He also performed as the commandant of two signal battalions and Signal Training School and College. He served as the deputy region commander of the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Mozambique (ONUMOZ) in 1993-94.