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Army chief General Shafiuddin returns to Dhaka after US visit​

General Shafiuddin was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a graduate of NESA Centre at the National Defense University

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Bangladesh Army Chief General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed during his visit to United States Courtesy

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April 29, 2022 4:04 AM

Bangladesh Army Chief General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed returned to Dhaka on Thursday after his official visit to the United States (US)
He traveled to the United States at the invitation of Chief of Staff of the US Army General James C McConville on April 18, according to a statement by ISPR.

From April 20-22, SM Shafiuddin Ahmed made a courtesy call to the head of the National Guard Bureau and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Daniel R Hokanson, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army General James M Martin, Marine Corps Assistant Commandant General Eric M Smith and Director General of Southeast Asia Laurie Abel of Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.

Issues of mutual interest to the two countries' armies, especially UN peacekeeping missions, and post-disaster humanitarian assistance were discussed during the meetings.

The chief of army staff was also inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center, as a former graduate of the NESA program at the National Defense University, reads the press release.

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Bangladesh Army Chief General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed during his visit to United States Courtesy

On the eve of the ceremony, SM Shafiuddin Ahmed gave a keynote address on the security situation in south Asia at the Lincoln Hall.

He also visited the National Museum of the US Army in Washington, DC.

General Shafiuddin also met with UN Under-Secretary-General of Department of Security and Safety Gilles Michaud, Acting Military Adviser Major General Maureen O'Brien, Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) of Department of Political and Peace Building Affairs Mohammed Khaled Khiari, ASG of Department of Operational Support Christian Saunders and Police Adviser Luis Ribeiro Carrilho on April 25-26 at UN Headquarters (UNHQs) in New York.

The UN officials expressed interest in deploying more peacekeepers from Bangladesh.

The Bangladesh army chief proposed to replace the long-used weapons and equipment in the Bangladeshi contingents of the peacekeeping mission with new weapons and equipment sourced from Bangladesh.

He also attended an Iftar program organized by Bangladesh’s Permanent Mission to the UN in New York, in honour of Ambassador-at-Large Mohammad Ziauddin.

 

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Tribune Desk
April 29, 2022 4:04 AM

Bangladesh Army Chief General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed returned to Dhaka on Thursday after his official visit to the United States (US)
He traveled to the United States at the invitation of Chief of Staff of the US Army General James C McConville on April 18, according to a statement by ISPR.
The Army Chief went to America on April 18 and came back on April 29, about 11 days. Is it not very long for a visit? Did he go through a rigorous brainwashing session there?
 

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The Army Chief went to America on April 18 and came back on April 29, about 11 days. Is it not very long for a visit? Did he go through a rigorous brainwashing session there?

Never mind the dates, the pictures are completely fake.

In the first and second pictures he is probably meeting with some high ranking lady air force commander from Italy - probably part of a UN meeting as evidenced by other multinational staff in the meeting. These people are not US armed forces people.
 

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Never mind the dates, the pictures are completely fake.

In the first and second pictures he is probably meeting with some high ranking lady air force commander from Italy - probably part of a UN meeting as evidenced by other multinational staff in the meeting. These people are not US armed forces people.
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But, who is this Lady without much military insignia? Is she not an American military officer? If he supplies so many fake photographs to the newspapers, I wonder why he was in America? Other photos also do not look that professional, meeting in a small corridor where this Lady officer was also present.

I have reasons to believe, his main duty was to meet the families of Benazir and other sanctioned officers to say a few words of sympathy and explain them what further actions the Treasury Department may take in the future. Maybe, he took money and handed it over to them.
 

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But, who is this Lady without much military insignia? Is she not an American military officer? If he supplies so many fake photographs to the newspapers, I wonder why he was in America? Other photos also do not look that professional, meeting in a small corridor where this Lady officer was also present.

She is probably assigned on deputation from the Italian Airforce to managing some UN function performed by the Bangladesh Army.

These are pictures of a meeting probably in the UN HQ.

None of the US Army pictures were released.

Regarding your other stuff - we can speculate but who'd know? 🤔
 

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But, who is this Lady without much military insignia? Is she not an American military officer? If he supplies so many fake photographs to the newspapers, I wonder why he was in America? Other photos also do not look that professional, meeting in a small corridor where this Lady officer was also present.

I have reasons to believe, his main duty was to meet the families of Benazir and other sanctioned officers to say a few words of sympathy and explain them what further actions the Treasury Department may take in the future. Maybe, he took money and handed it over to them.


 

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The Army Chief went to America on April 18 and came back on April 29, about 11 days. Is it not very long for a visit? Did he go through a rigorous brainwashing session there?
He visited multiple states.

Never mind the dates, the pictures are completely fake.

In the first and second pictures he is probably meeting with some high ranking lady air force commander from Italy - probably part of a UN meeting as evidenced by other multinational staff in the meeting. These people are not US armed forces people.
He visited UN headquarters in NYC as part of the trip. Don't think the photos are fake.
 

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No - what I meant was that the description and captions did not match the pictures. Probably a mixup on the part of our (ahem) talented ISPR folks...
Oh yes. ISPR sucks at presentation. Check out their website, there is no way to access all their latest releases in one place.
 
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Oh yes. ISPR sucks at presentation. Check out their website, there is no way to access all their latest releases in one place.
Many military and govt civilian offices are similarly without proper websites. Our National Grandson claims to be an IT/ digital expert.

No wonder, the websites are without information. However, the two Dhaka Mayor offices are good.
 

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