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Zahir Uddin Ahmed

Vice Admiral Zahir Uddin Ahmed
Born 1957
Allegiance Bangladesh
Service/branch Bangladesh Navy
Years of service 1979-2013
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held BNS Umar Farooq
BNS Abu Bakar
BNS Bangabandhu
BNS Shaheed Moazzem
BNS Titumir
Director of Signals (NHQ)
Director General, Bangladesh Coast Guard
Commandant, Bangladesh Marine Academy
Commodore Commanding BN Flotilla (COMBAN)
Commodore Commanding Chittagong (COMCHIT)
Chief of Naval Staff

Vice Admiral Zahir Uddin Ahmed, (ND), ndc, psc (born 1957) was Chief of Staff of the Bangladesh Navy. He was preceded by Vice Admiral Sarwar Jahan Nizam ndu, psc, BN and succeeded by Vice Admiral M Farid Habib, ndc, psc, BN

Naval commands

As a successful navigator, Admiral Zahir commanded almost all kinds of ships and establishments during his long naval service. He was the first Commanding Officer of BN's modern frigate BNS Bangabandhu. He also commanded BN frigates BNS Umar Farooq, BNS Abu Bakar. He served as Commodore Commanding BN Flotilla (COMBAN) and as Commodore Commanding Chittagong (COMCHIT) to command BN fleet and Chittagong area command respectively. In addition he performed the duty of Commandant, Bangladesh Marine Academy and Director General of the Bangladesh Coast Guard.[1]

Zahir Uddin Ahmed appointed as Chief of the Naval Staff of Bangladesh Navy on 26 January 2009 and assume the office of the Chief of the Naval Staff on 29 January 2009. He was promoted to the rank of Vice Admiral on 3 October 2009.


Admiral Zahir received Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) commendation for his remarkable performance in naval service.

Personal life

Admiral Zahir is married to Shabnam Ahmed. They have a son and a daughter together.

See also


Military offices
Preceded by
Vice Admiral Sarwar Jahan Nizam
Chief of Naval Staff
2009 - 2013
Succeeded by
Vice Admiral M Farid Habib
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