Talk:A. K. Khandker

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A K Khandker is a retired Air Vice Marshal and the Deputy Chief of Staff to General M. A. G. Osmani, C-in-C of Bangladesh Forces during Bangladesh Liberation War. Mr Khandker served as High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Australia and India.

He had previously held senior ministerial positions in the Bangladesh Parliament. On 6 January 2009, Mr Khandker was appointed as the new Planning Minister by the newly elected Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed.

Mr Khandker is currently the Chairman of the Sector Commanders Forum.

Group Captain A K Khandker - Deputy Chief of Staff (Administration) under General M.A.G. Osmani, C-in-C, Bangladesh Forces. He was appointed Chief Convenor of Independence War Gallantry Awards Committee by Osmani. For explicit reasons unknown he was honoured with the Award Bir Uttom, highest gallantry of Bangladesh (not martyred). Khandker was the lone Bangladesh observer of the abrupt surrender of Pakistan to India on December 16th 1971. Following independence Khandker was made Chief of Staff of Bangladesh Air Force and promoted to Air Vice Marshall by then new Awami League government of Sheikh Mujib. Immediately after Sheikh Mujib's assassination, Mushtaq's government appointed Khandker Ambassador to India and later to Australia by the Ershad Administration. After returning to Bangladesh Khandker was appointed minister of planning by Ershad until fall of the regime. Created Sector Commanders Forum, a political action body in October 2007. As its head, spearheaded a drive throughout the nation and media regarding a controversial issue involving the role of religious based elements during the nations independence war, whom Mujib officially and unequivocally pardoned 37 years prior. Elected member of parliament in the 2008 Bangladesh Parliamentary general elections after his revoked nomination by the Bangladesh Election Coommission for fraud and embezzlement was reinstated. Appointed minister of planning on January 2009 in the Awami League Administration.

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