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New air chief takes command

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Staff Reporter
The newly appointed Chief of Air Staff Air Vice Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat took over the command of Bangladesh Air Force on Tuesday afternoon.
He succeeded the outgoing Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Abu Esrar, said an Inter Service Public Rela-tion (ISPR) media release.
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 taking over cere-mony held at Air Headquarters.
Principal Staff Officers along with other senior officers of Air Headquarters were present during the occasion.
Earlier in the morning, Air Chief Air Marshal Abu Esrar paid homage to the members of Armed Forces, mar-tyred during the war of liberation in 1971, by laying floral wreaths at Shikha Anirban. Later he signed the visi-tors' book.
Before departing Air Headquarters, outgoing Chief of Air Staff Air 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.