New army chief SM Shafiuddin Ahmed

Chief of army staff general SM Shafiuddin Ahmed is scheduled to fly to the United States for an official visit at the invitation of the US Army around 1:40am on Saturday.

According a press release of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) , general Shafiuddin will attend the “Indo-Pacific Army Chiefs’ Conference (IPACC)-2021”, jointly organised by US Indo-Pacific Command and the Papua New Guinea Defence Force alongside senior leaders from 17 countries of the Indo-Pacific region.

The future of the operational environment is expected to be discussed in the conference.

The army chief will also take part in bilateral meetings with his counterparts of different countries during the visit.