Dhaka, March 31: Bangladesh's caretaker government
Friday named Air Commodore Shah Mohammad Ziaur Rahman the new
chief of Air Force after sending the current chief to
Rahman will replace Air Vice-Marshal Fakhrul Azam, who
been sent into retirement from April 7, the Defence Ministry
said in a statement, without elaborating.
Azam was appointed as the Air Chief during the rule of
the previous Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) government.
Bangladesh has been ruled by a military-backed
interim government since January 12, when President Iajuddin
Ahmed imposed a state of emergency.