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Chief of Naval Staff
CNS
Naval Ensign of Bangladesh.svg
Flag of the Bangladesh Navy
Incumbent
Admiral Mohammad Nizamuddin Ahmed

since 27 January 2016
Bangladesh Navy
Reports to The Prime Minister of Bangladesh
Seat Navy HQ, Banani, Dhaka
Appointer The PM of Bangladesh
Term length maximum 4 years
First holder Acting Captain Nurul Huq,(E),BN,(Retd)
Website navy.mil.bd

The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) is the commander and usually the highest-ranking officer of the Bangladesh Navy. The position is abbreviated as CNS in Bangladesh Navy, and currently held by a four-star officer in the rank of Admiral. The current CNS is Admiral Mohammad Nizamuddin Ahmed, who took office on 27 January 2016 following retirement of Admiral M Farid Habib.[1][2]

Appointees[edit | edit source]

The following table chronicles the appointees to the office of the Chief of the Army Staff or its preceding positions since the independence of Bangladesh.

List of all Chief of Naval Staff of Bangladesh Navy:[3]

No. Name Appointment Date Left Office Decorations
1 Captain Nurul Huq January, 1972 November 6, 1973
2 Rear Admiral Musharraf Hussain Khan November 7, 1973 November 3, 1979
3 Rear Admiral Mahbub Ali Khan November 4, 1979 August 6, 1984 psn
4 Rear Admiral Sultan Ahmed August 6, 1984 August 14, 1990
5 Rear Admiral Amir Ahmed Mustafa August 15, 1990 May 2, 1991 -
6 Rear Admiral Muhammad Mohaiminul Islam June 4, 1991 June 3, 1995 (S/M), ncc, psc
7 Rear Admiral Mohammad Nurul Islam June 4, 1995 June 3, 1999 ncc, psc
8 Rear Admiral Abu Taher June 4, 1999 June 3, 2002 ndu, psc
9 Rear Admiral Shah Iqbal Mujtaba June 4, 2002 January 9, 2005 ndc, psc
10 Rear Admiral M Hasan Ali Khan January 9, 2005 February 9, 2007 ndc, psc
12 Vice Admiral Sarwar Jahan Nizam February 10, 2007 January 28, 2009 ndu, psc
13 Vice Admiral Zahir Uddin Ahmed January 29, 2009 January 28, 2013 (ND), NBP, BCGM, ndc, psc
14 Admiral M Farid Habib[4] January 28, 2013 January 27, 2016 (,ND) NBP, OSP, BCGM, ndc, psc
15 Admiral Mohammad Nizamuddin Ahmed January 27, 2016 Present (TAS), OSP, ndc, psc

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