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Dhaka Tribune

Reshuffle in the army

Update : 10 Nov 2013, 09:30 PM

The government on Sunday made a number of changes in some significant posts of Bangladesh Army, including the president’s military secretary and the brigade commander of 46 Brigade in Dhaka cantonment, according to a military source.

In the latest reshuffle of around a dozen army officials, Maj Gen Abul Hossain, engineering chief at the Army Headquarters, has been appointed as President Abdul Hamid’s military secretary. He will replace Maj Gen Fakhruddin, whose next posting has not yet been finalised, said the source.

The source further informed that 46 Brigade Commander Brig Gen Waker Uz Zaman has been promoted to major general rank and posted as military secretary at the Army Headquarters. Waker will replace Maj Gen Abdur Rahman who was appointed the senior directing staff of National Defence College.

Rapid Action Battalion’s (Rab) Additional Director General (operation) Col Mujib has been appointed as brigade commander of 46 Brigade and has been promoted from Colonel to Brigadier General.

Director of National Security Intelligence (NSI) Col Sohel, who was on deputation, has been promoted to Brigadier General and appointed as commander of President Guard Regiment (PGR). Sohel will replace Brig Gen Maqsud, whose next posting has not yet been finalised.

Brig Gen Sharfuddin, who was a defence adviser at the Bangladesh High Commission in the UK, has been appointed as brigade commander of 81 Brigade in Savar cantonment. Sharfuddin will replace Brig Gen Sikder who has been appointed as a brigade commander of Ituri Brigade in Congo UN peacekeeping mission.

Sikder will replace incumbent Brigade Commander of Ituri Brigade in Congo Brig Gen Anis. After completion of UN mission Brig Gen Anis has been posted to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) as additional director general of the paramilitary force. 

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