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Maj Gen Abul Hossain Appointed Border Guard Bangladesh Chief

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Hossain, who now serves as military secretary to President Md Abdul Hamid, will replace Major General Aziz Ahmed.
Aziz took charge as director general of the border guards in 2012 after the change of the force's name and uniform following the BDR mutiny and massacre at their Pilkhana headquarters.
The force, along with securing the borders in past four years, also enforced law and order inside the country during times of political instability.
The public administration ministry issued the appointment order on Wednesday, where it said General Aziz will return to Bangladesh Army, but did not mention any specific charge for him.
Fifty-four years old Hossain, commissioned in 1981, worked in the BGB earlier as a sector commander. He will now also have to serve as the ex-officio chairman of BGB Welfare Trust's 'Shimanto Bank', recently inaugurated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Before joining the Bangabhaban, he served the Army Headquarters as the engineer in chief. He was also the commandant at the Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) and Bangladesh Ordnance Factory.
The former chief engineer of Dhaka City Corporation served in different Engineers Battalions including commanding 17 Engineers Construction Battalion and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion in Kuwait.
He did BSc in civil engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). He also obtained masters degrees in business administration and defence studies.
The courses he received were followed in several countries including China, Turkey and the UK.

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question to bd members

dont usually combat officers ie infantary artillary take this position instead of a non combat officer, what role does a engineering officer play in bgb , whose primary role is security o_O
 

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question to bd members

dont usually combat officers ie infantary artillary take this position instead of a non combat officer, what role does a engineering officer play in bgb , whose primary role is security o_O
1.Engrs are not non-combat. Many Engr officers have been commanding formations in PA and IA. PA's Gen Zia Uddin, who ws appointed Chief over Musharraf by Nawaz Sharif, is an Engr Corps officer. American hero Gen Mac Arthur had belonged to the Corps of Engrs. Now a days even Signal Corps officers also command fighting formations.
2. Aziz is a totally Awami-fied loyalist. India, particularly BSF, loves him. One of his brothers is a BCL goon who is boss of Mohammadpur (Dhaka) underworld. Aziz has been promoted three star, but his stars should take him further.
 

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1.Engrs are not non-combat. Many Engr officers have been commanding formations in PA and IA. PA's Gen Zia Uddin, who ws appointed Chief over Musharraf by Nawaz Sharif, is an Engr Corps officer. American hero Gen Mac Arthur had belonged to the Corps of Engrs. Now a days even Signal Corps officers also command fighting formations.
2. Aziz is a totally Awami-fied loyalist. India, particularly BSF, loves him. One of his brothers is a BCL goon who is boss of Mohammadpur (Dhaka) underworld. Aziz has been promoted three star, but his stars should take him further.
How is the current chief?
 

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1.Engrs are not non-combat. Many Engr officers have been commanding formations in PA and IA. PA's Gen Zia Uddin, who ws appointed Chief over Musharraf by Nawaz Sharif, is an Engr Corps officer. American hero Gen Mac Arthur had belonged to the Corps of Engrs. Now a days even Signal Corps officers also command fighting formations.
2. Aziz is a totally Awami-fied loyalist. India, particularly BSF, loves him. One of his brothers is a BCL goon who is boss of Mohammadpur (Dhaka) underworld. Aziz has been promoted three star, but his stars should take him further.
PA eng corps has seen action... those guys have not only been defusing IED but also involved in firefights.
 

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PA eng corps has seen action... those guys have not only been defusing IED but also involved in firefights.
The point is my friend they have enough training on combat and doctrine to lead a combat formation. Our engineering corps is an important part of UN peace keeping forces and as far as defusing IED/explosives are concerned, countries like Kuwait is paying our engineers good amount of money to destroy abandoned Iraqi explosives.

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dont usually combat officers ie infantary artillary take this position instead of a non combat officer, what role does a engineering officer play in bgb , whose primary role is security o_O
They are combatants, my friend. And the posts held by army officers in BGB are mostly tied to administrative and staff duties anyway. BGB personnels (AD,DAD and JCO'S) carries out most of the security related and day to day duties on the field. Army officer's just supervise that everything is being done as they are supposed to be done.
 

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PA eng corps has seen action... those guys have not only been defusing IED but also involved in firefights.
In battle, often an available Engr Coy would be deployed on Infantry role. Our Bn had an "E" Coy attached/under command and deployed in defense in Sialkot. The Coy Comd was a Bengali who rose to be a Maj Gen in BA.
 

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