Army Chief of Staff General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed has been decorated as the ‘Sixth Colonel of the Regiment’ of the Bangladesh Infantry Regiment (BIR), raised in 2001 as the Second Regiment of combat after the East Bengal Regiment of the Bangladesh Army.
The traditional reception program was held today at Colonel Shahid Anis Parade Ground at Rajshahi Cantonment.
The infantry regiment’s chief superintendent and senior master warrant officer decorated the army chief with the rank insignia of “colonel of the regiment”, according to a statement published by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).
A smart contingent of armed guards gave a guard of honor to General Shafiuddin Ahmed on this occasion. The army chief delivered a speech at the ceremony and then laid a wreath at ‘Bir Gaurab’, a memorial monument built in memory of the martyred heroes of the Bangladesh Infantry Regiment during the war. ‘independence.
Later, the Army Chief addressed the 16th Annual Infantry Regiment Captains Conference and gave instructions to all captains who joined the program. Senior military officials from the army headquarters and local formations were also present at the event.
In his speech, the army chief called on all members of the infantry regiment to prepare for the challenges of the 21st century by acquiring skills through modern and time-appropriate training programs.