NEW AIR CHIEF AIR VICE MARSHAL MASIHUZZAMAN SERNIABAT TAKES OVER BAF COMMAND

Dhaka, 12 June 2018: The newly appointed Chief of Air Staff Air Vice Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat, BBP, OSP, ndu, psc took over the command of Bangladesh Air Force on Tuesday (12-06-2018) afternoon.

He succeeded the outgoing Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Abu Esrar, BBP, ndc, acsc.

A handing/taking over ceremony was held at 2pm at Air Headquarters. Newly appointed Chief of Air Staff Air Vice Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat took over the command of Bangladesh Air Force from the outgoing Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Abu Esrar at a ceremony at Chief of Air Staff’s secretariat. Principal Staff Officers along with other senior officers of Air Headquarters were present during the occasion.

Earlier in the morning, Air Chief Marshal Abu Esrar paid homage to the members of Armed Forces, martyred during the war of liberation in 1971, by laying floral wreaths at Shikha Anirban. Later he signed the visitors’ book.

Before departing Air Headquarters, outgoing Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Abu Esrar was presented a guard of honour by a smartly turned out BAF Contingent. He inspected the guard and took salute. He also planted a sapling at Air Headquarters premises on the occasion.