Changes were brought about in eight key positions in the Bangladesh Army, including chief of general staff and Directorate General of Forces Intelligence’s director general on Thursday.
The Inter Services Public Relation directorate director Lieutenant Colonel Mohammad Rashidul Hasan confirmed the news of promotion and posting.
In the major reshuffle, 55 Division in Jessore general officer commanding Major General Nazim Uddin of 8th BMA long course was made the chief of general staff at the army headquarters. General Nazim was commission on June 10, 1983. The position remained vacant after the retirement of Lieutenant General Sabbir Ahmed in the past week.
Incumbent military secretary to army headquarters Major General AKM Abdullahil Baquee, of 10th BMA long course, was made the commandant of Defence Services Command and Staff College at Mirpur cantonment.
Major general Abdullahil Baquee would replace Major General Md Saiful Abedin, of 15th BMA long course, who was made the DGFI director general.
Incumbent DGFI chief Major General Mohammad Akbar Hossain, of 13th BMA long course, was made the general officer commanding of 9th Division in Savar, replacing his course-mate Major General Wakaruzzaman.
General Akbar had been serving the DGFI since March 2013.
Major General Wakaruzzaman was made the military secretary to army headquarters.
General officer commanding of the 10th Infantry Division Major General Ataul Hakim Sarwar Hasan, of 11th BMA long course was made commander of logistic area at Dhaka Cantonment.
United Nations Mission in Darfur deputy force commander Major General Mohammad Maksudur Rahman, of 13th BMA long course was made general officer commanding of 10th Infantry Division at Ramu in Cox’s Bazar.
Director military operations Brigadier General Nayeem Ashfaq Chowdhury, of 16th BMA long course, was promoted to the rank of major general and was made general officer commanding of 55 Infantry Division in Jessore.
Brigadier General Nayeem played significant role in the operation Thunder Bolt launched on July 2, 2016 after five extremists seized Holey Artisan Café in Gulshan on July 1, 2016 and killed 22 people including 17 foreigners.
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