Chief of Army Staff General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed was adorned with the new rank badge of General in the presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban in Dhaka on Thursday morning.
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.
Prime Minister’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 him success.
The Army Chief also greeted the Prime Minister by presenting a bouquet and sought her blessing.
Prime Minister’s Security Affairs Adviser Major General (rtd) Tarique Ahmed Siddique, Principal Staff Officer (PSO) of the Armed Forces Division, Lieutenant General Waker-Uz-Zaman, Prime Minister’s Office Secretary Md. Tofazzel Hossain Miah, Director General of Special Security Force Major General Md Majibur Rahman and Prime Minister’s Military Secretary Major General Naquib Ahmed Chowdhury, among others, were present.
General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed replaced former Army Chief General Aziz Ahmed. General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed has been appointed to this position for the next three years.