DHAKA, June 13, 2021 (BSS) – Chief of Air Staff Shaikh Abdul Hannan was adorned with the new rank badge of Air Marshal in the presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban here this morning.
Quarter Master General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed and Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Operations) Rear Admiral M Abu Ashraf adorned the Air Chief with the rank badge of Air Marshal.
PM’s Assistant Press Secretary MM Emrul Kayas confirmed BSS.
After the function, he said, the Premier congratulated the new Air Chief by presenting a bouquet and wished his success.
The Air Chief also greeted the Prime Minister by presenting a bouquet.
Prime Minister’s Security Affairs Adviser Major General (retd) Tarique Ahmed Siddique, Principal Staff Officer (PSO) of the Armed Forces Division, Lieutenant General Waker-Uz-Zaman and PM’s Military Secretary Major General Naquib Ahmed Chowdhury, among others, were present.
Shaikh Abdul Hannan replaced former Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat who went on retirement on June 12.
Hannan has been appointed to this position for a period of three years.
The Ministry of Defence issued a gazette notification in this regard on June 1.