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General SM Shafiuddin takes charge as army chief

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 13:13, 24 June 2021   Update: 13:30, 24 June 2021

General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed has taken the charge as the chief of Bangladesh Army for the next three years.

The new army chief was adorned with the new rank badge of General in presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina  on Thursday, said an ISPR press release.

He will formally take over the charge from outgoing Army Chief General Aziz Ahmed today afternoon.

Bangladesh Army's BA-2496 Lieutenant General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed, OSP, NDU, PSC, quartermaster general, was appointed the new chief of Bangladesh Army on June 10.

He was commissioned into the army in the 9th Bangladesh Military Academy Long Course on December 23, 1983 in the infantry corps.

In 2012, he became the general officer commanding of the 19th Infantry Division.

In December last year, Ahmed was appointed as the quartermaster general after he served as the GOC of the Army Training and Doctrine Command.

In his long and illustrious career, Gen Shafiuddin has also served as a director general of the Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies and a senior directing staff member of the National Defence College. He has also played a key role in UN peacekeeping missions as deputy force commander in the Central African Republic.