Dhaka – Lieutenant General Aziz Ahmed has been appointed as chief of Bangladesh army on a three-year term, the government said on Monday.
Ahmed, the Quarter Master General of the army, will begin his new assignment from June 25, the day the existing army chief General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq completes his tenure, according to defence ministry gazettes.
“Bangladesh Army’s BA-2424 Lieutenant General Aziz Ahmed, BGBM, PBGM, BGBMS, PSC, G, Quarter Master General has been appointed as new chief of Bangladesh Army from June 25 afternoon,” said a defence ministry notification.
He will also be promoted to the rank of General on that day, according to the notification, signed by joint secretary Md Abu Bakar Siddique.
Ahmed served as the Director General of Border Guard Bangladesh from December 5, 2012 to November 16, 2016.
The ministry said the present Army Chief General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq, SBP, NDC, PSC, will go into leave preparatory to retirement (LPR) on June 25 after completing his term. Huq will go into retirement after completing his LPR.