President Md Abdul Hamid on Sunday (Jun 13) asked the new air chief to take necessary steps to enable the Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) to become a strong force equipping with modern technology in future.
The President made the call as the new Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sheikh Abdul Hannan paid a courtesy call on him at Bangabhaban in the evening, President’s Press Secretary Md Joynal Abedin told media.
Welcoming the new air chief at Bangabhaban, President Hamid said the present government under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is taking and implementing various steps to transform the BAF into a smart and efficient force in line with the ‘Forces Goal 2030’.
The President appreciated the role of the air force in distributing relief, transporting medicines and medical supplies at the time of ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
The head of the state hoped that the BAF under his new leadership would go forward in days to come.
The new air chief sought all-out cooperation from the President during his assignment.
President Hamid assured the air chief of providing necessary cooperation in discharging his duties.
On Saturday afternoon, Air Vice Marshal Sheikh Abdul Hannan took over charge as the BAF chief, succeeding the outgoing Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mashiuzzaman Serniabat.
Sheikh Abdul Hannan was appointed to this position for a period of three years.