Bangladesh appoints Farid Habib as new Navy chief

Dhaka: Bangladesh on Sunday appointed Rear Admiral Farid Habib as the country's new Chief of the Naval Staff.

"He has been promoted to the post of Vice Admiral with effect from January 28," an Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) statement said.

Habib is currently serving as the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Operations).

Habib, who was commissioned in Navy in 1979, will replace Vice Admiral Zahir Uddin Ahmed who is retiring next week.