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Chief of Air Staff adorned with Air Marshal rank badge

Newly-appointed Bangladesh Air Force chief Shaikh Abdul Hannan was on Sunday adorned with the rank badge of Air Marshal at a ceremony in presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban.

The adornment was performed by Quarter Master General of Bangladesh Army Lieutenant General S M Shafiuddin Ahmed and Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Operation) Rear Admiral M Abu Asraf .

Security Adviser to the Prime Minister Major General (Retd) Tarique Ahmed Siddique, high military and civilian were present on the occasion.

The new air chief started his official activities by laying floral wreath at Shikha Anirban to pay homage to the members of Armed Forces who were martyred during the War of Liberation in 1971.

On arrival at Air Headquarters from Shikha Anirban, the Chief of Air Staff was presented a guard of honour by a smartly turned out BAF Contingent.

He inspected the guard and took salute. Later, he planted a sapling at Air Headquarters premises.

Air Marshal Shaikh Hannan took over the Command of BAF on 12 June.

Source: United News of Bangladesh