BANGLADESH AIR FORCE NEWS: 2015

NEWLY APPOINTED CHIEF OF AIR STAFF ADORNED WITH AIR MARSHAL RANK

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Dhaka, June 11: The newly appointed Chief of Air Staff Air Vice Marshal Abu Esrar, BBP, ndc, acsc is adorned with the rank badge of Air Marshal by Chief of Army Staff General Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan and Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Farid Habib in presence of Honourable Prime Minister of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban today (Thursday 11-06-2015) evening.

During the ceremony, Major General (retd) Tarique Ahmed Siddique, Adviser to the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Bari, Lieutenant General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq, Principal Staff Officer Armed Forces Division, Major General Mia Mohammad Zainul Abedin, Military Secretary to Hon’ble Prime Minister and senior officers of Prime Minister’s Office were present on the occasion.

Mentionable that Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Bari, BBP, ndu, psc will handover BAF Command to Air Marshal Abu Esrar, BBP, ndc, acsc on 12 June 2015 afternoon.

 NEW AIR CHIEF AIR MARSHAL ABU ESRAR TAKES OVER BAF COMMAND

Dhaka, June 12: The newly appointed Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Abu Esrar, BBP, ndc, acsc took over the command of Bangladesh Air Force today Friday (12-06-2015) afternoon. He succeeded the outgoing Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Bari, BBP, ndu, psc. A handing/taking over ceremony was held at Air Headquarters. Newly appointed Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Abu Esrar took over the command of Bangladesh Air Force from the outgoing Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Bari at a ceremony at Chief of Air Staff’s secretariat. Principal Staff Officers along with other senior officers of Air Headquarters were present during the occasion.

Earlier in the morning, Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Bari paid homage to the members of Armed Forces martyred during the war of liberation in 1971 by laying floral wreaths at Shikha Anirban. He also signed the visitor book there.

Before departing Air Headquarters, outgoing Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Bari was presented a guard of honour by a smartly turned out BAF Contingent. He inspected the guard and took salute. He also planted a sapling at Air Headquarters premises on the occasion.