Principal Staff Officer (PSO) of the Armed Forces Division (AFD) Lt Gen Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq took over as Army Chief on Thursday morning.
Lt Gen Belal replaced Gen Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan who handed over the charge to him at a simple ceremony at the Army Headquarters.Earlier on June 10, the government appointed Lt Gen Belal as the new Army chief.
Iqbal Karim was appointed the Army Chief on June 7, 2012 and he took over the charge on June 25.
On June 4, the government appointed Air Vice Marshal Abu Esrar as the new chief of the Bangladesh Air Force (BAF). He will assume office on June 12 next.- UNB