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  • Lieutenant General Abu Saleh Mohammad Nasim, Bir Bikrom is a former Chief of Army Staff of the Bangladesh Army who in 1996 attempted a military coup of the caretaker government which was preparing for general elections. He had participated in the Bangladesh Liberation War and was awarded Bir Bikrom for valor by the government in 1971. He was injured in one leg during this war. He was appointed Chief of Army Staff by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party government led by prime minister Begum Khaleda Zia in 1993. He studied at Faujdarhat Cadet College. After failure of the coup in 1996, General Nasim was arrested, placed under house arrest, and subsequently dismissed from service. That year, the Awami League was elected to power in the government. It reverted Nasim's dismissal from the military and later provided him with an honorable discharge.

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