Lt General Aziz Ahmed, quarter master general of the Bangladesh Army, has been appointed as the new chief of the force for the next three years.
“Bangladesh Army's BA-2424 Lieutenant General Aziz Ahmed, BGBM, PBGM, BGBMS, PSC, G, Quarter Master General has been appointed as new chief of Bangladesh Army from June 25 afternoon,” a defence ministry gazette notification said.
He will also be promoted to the rank of general on that day, the gazette, signed by joint secretary Md Abu Bakar Siddique, added.
Aziz Ahmed also served as the director general of BGB from December 5, 2012, to November 16, 2016.
Meanwhile, another defence ministry gazette notification said the present Army Chief General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq, SBP, NDC, PSC, would go into leave preparatory to retirement (LPR) on June 25 afternoon after completing his term.