M Shaheen Iqbal made new Navy chief

The government on Saturday appointed M Shaheen Iqbal chief of Bangladesh Navy after promoting him to the rank of vice-admiral from rear-admiral, reports UNB.

The ministry of defence issued a gazette notification in this regard, saying he has been appointed for the next three years.

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He will take up the position on 25 July, it added.

Iqbal is succeeding admiral AMMM Aurangzeb Chowdhury who assumed the command of Bangladesh Navy as the 15th Naval chiefas on 26 January 2019.