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The BANGLADESH ARMY (BA, Bengali : বাংলাদেশ সেনাবাহিনী, Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Senabahini) is the land forces branch and the largest of the three uniformed service of the Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Armed Forces . The primary mission of the Army
Army
is to provide necessary forces and capabilities in support of Bangladesh's security and defence strategies including defence of the nation's territorial integrity against external attack. Control and operations are administered by the Department of the Army
Army
of the Armed Forces Division. The civilian head is the Prime Minister, who by law also holds the defence ministry portfolio. In addition to its primary mission the Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Army
Army
is also constitutionally obligated to assist the civilian government during times of national emergency. This role is commonly referred to as "aid to civil administration".

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 1.1 Early history * 1.2 Post 1971: The emergence of the Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Army
Army
* 1.3 Coups, uprisings and assassinations * 1.4 Chittagong Hill Tracts Conflict * 1.5 Subsequent growth * 1.6 Forces goal 2030 * 1.7 Contribution to UN Peacekeeping Operations

* 2 List of Chiefs of Army
Army
Staff

* 3 Organization

* 3.1 Structure * 3.2 Administrative branches

* 4 Rank structure

* 4.1 Commissioned Officer (1st Class gazetted Government Officer) * 4.2 Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) * 4.3 Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) and Ordinary Soldiers

* 5 List of cantonments * 6 Educational and training institutes * 7 Equipment * 8 Future modernisation plan * 9 See also * 10 References * 11 External links

HISTORY

Further information: Military history of Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Victory Day Parade, 2012. National Parade ground, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Type 69 G2 Tank in the victory day Parade 2012 at National Parade Ground Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin helicopter of Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Army
Army

EARLY HISTORY

The martial tradition of Bengal has its roots in the during Mughal rule since the early 18th century, when three successive Muslim dynasties, namely the Nasiri, Afshar and Najafi, ruled Bengal. During the Colonial Rule of the British, Bengal was principally a bulwark of British power and trade in the South Asian region. The British under Robert Clive
Robert Clive
defeated a 50,000 strong Bengal Army
Army
of Nawab Siraj-ud-daullah in the Polashey(Plassey) in 1757 and later the forces of Nawab Mir Qasim at the Battle of Buxar
Battle of Buxar
in 1764. The Army
Army
of Bengal was formed, which later became part of a united Indian Army
Army
from 1895 to 1947. The eastern part of the region was a prominent place for military and police recruitment, with entire horse-mounted cavalry and lancer units being recruited there prior to the Bengal Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. Post-mutiny, units with the epithet "Bengal" in their name, such as Bengal Sappers and Bengal Cavalry, were largely recruited from non-Bengali peoples from Bihar, Varanasi and Uttar Pradesh which were technically still part of Bengal Presidency
Bengal Presidency
at that time.

During the Second World War, British Eastern Command created an auxiliary force who were part engineers and part infantry named as Indian Pioneer Corps. Most of the soldiers were recruited from both West and East Bengal. This force assisted the main war effort by building roads, airfields, fortifications and, when needed, fought the Japanese in an infantry role. These force was organised in company groups attached to various regiments of Indian Army
Army
in direct support role. An Officer by the name of Captain A Ghani was a Company Commander in the Burma front and led his troops in battle to command respect of his men and superiors. After the war these Pioneer Troops were concentrated in Jalna, India, waiting to be demobilised and return home. Captain Ghani saw in the soldiers from East Bengal place he belonged, the fearless fighting spirit as other regiments of Indian Army
Army
like the soldiers of Bihar Regiment with whom they operated. He envisioned, if the Biharis could pride themselves like the races of Punjab or North West Frontier of India or Beluch or Jat or Gurkhas or Marathas so and so forth as martial races why the Bengali should not be the flag bearer to pride themselves as a martial race? In 1946 Captain Ghani the then Adjutant and Quarter Master of Indian Pioneer Corps Centre at Jalna envisioned and generated the idea of forming an Infantry
Infantry
regiment out of the Pioneer soldiers from East Bengal who would be returning home demobilised, to the Centre Commander. The Centre Commander of the Corps Lieutenant
Lieutenant
Colonel
Colonel
R. R. Morierty applauded the idea of Captain Ghani and encouraged to select and organise his men to form the nucleus of an Infantry
Infantry
Regiment.

Before the creation of Pakistan Captain Ghani got the approval of the then newly appointed Commander in Chief to Pakistan Army
Army
General Messervey to from the East Bengal Regiment composed solely of youths from East Bengal, would be East Pakistan. On 17 August 1947 General Messervey while bidding farewell to the Pioneer Corps soldiers from Bombay the General
General
endorsed the views of Captain Ghani and said' you will prove to the world that Bengali soldiers are equally competent as other nations of the world.' With these inspiring words Captain Ghani moved to Dhaka in September 1947 with two Pioneer Companies and was temporarily located in Pilkhana now the Headquarters of Border Guards Bangladesh. He was later told by the administration to find a suitable place to accommodated the soldiers. He moved to the north of the Capital and found Kurmitola as the perfect place for a cantonment. Toiling day in and day out the barracks were constructed and jungles cleared, parade ground prepared.

On 15 February 1948 the flag of First East Bengal Regiment the pioneer of Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Army
Army
was raised with Captain Ghani on the lead of all the affairs though the first commanding officer was British Lt Col V J E Patterson. After the raising of the first battalion the second battalion was approved but where to find the suitable soldiers from a society who were not exposed to any organised military tradition like the West wing of the country? Here again the task was thrust upon Captain Ghani to recruit the right personnel for the regiment. Given the amenities and the conditions prevailing then the task was herculean. However, no task seemed to be challenging to Captain Ghani who was die hard to make his vision come true and show the Pakistani hierarchy that he meant every word he said. He tirelessly moved from one corner of the country to the other convincing people to join the newly formed regiment and that they had to stand equal to the other races of West Pakistan. His tireless efforts bore fruit and on 7 February 1949 the flag of the Second East Bengal was raised with the newly recruited soldiers and from personnel from First East Bengal. It was the dedication, initiative, drive and the insatiable will to succeed that Captain Ghani gave the solid foundation to an army which expanded on this foundation. Until the Great Liberation War of 1971 there were 8 battalions of the East Bengal Regiment and after the War to expand even more and now prides itself of having another Infantry
Infantry
Regiment chalked out of the East Bengal Regiment as Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Infantry
Infantry
Regiment.

On 25 March 1971 Pakistan Armed Forces cracked down on the civilian population of East Pakistan
East Pakistan
brutally killing hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians and uniformed personnel. As a result, in March 1971, Bengali soldiers in East Pakistan
East Pakistan
(Bangladesh) revolted and the Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Independence War started. There was a Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Army Sector Commanders Conference during 11–17 July 1971. The conference was held three months after the oath of the newly formed Bangladesh Government at Meherpur, Kushtia. During this conference the structure and formation as well as resolving issues surrounding the organisation of the various sectors, strategy and reinforcements of the Bangladeshi forces was determined. It was of considerable historical importance from a tactical point of view, as it determined the command structure of the Bangladeshi forces throughout Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Liberation War that was fought between Bangladesh
Bangladesh
( East Pakistan
East Pakistan
until 25 March 1971) and West Pakistan in 1971.

This conference was presided over by the Bangladesh
Bangladesh
interim government in exile, headed by then Prime Minister Tajuddin Ahmed and Colonel
Colonel
(Retd.) M. A. G. Osmani . M. A. G. Osmani was reinstated into active duty and promoted to General
General
as the Commander-in-Chief of the Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Forces. Principal participants of this conference included: Squadron Leader
Squadron Leader
M. Hamidullah Khan , Major
Major
Ziaur Rahman
Ziaur Rahman
, Major
Major
Abdul Jalil , Captain ATM Haider , Lt. Col. MA Rab and Major
Major
Khaled Mosharraf . As a result of this meeting, Bangladesh
Bangladesh
was divided into eleven sectors . These sectors were placed under the control of Sector Commanders, who would direct the guerilla war against Pakistani occupation forces . For better efficiency in military operations each of the sectors were also divided into a number of sub-sectors. As a point of note, the 10th Sector was under direct command of the Commander-in-Chief and included the Naval Commando Unit as a C-in-C's special force.

Following the conference a period of prolonged guerrilla warfare was launched by Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Forces , which continued for a number of months. A further restructuring was undertaken, and the Bangladesh Forces were organised into three brigade size combat groups.

* K Force, under Major
Major
Khaled Mosharraf , was created with 4th, 9th and 10th East Bengal Regiment . * S Force, under Major
Major
K M Shafiullah , was created with 2nd and 11th East Bengal Regiment . * Z Force, under Major
Major
Ziaur Rahman
Ziaur Rahman
, was created with 1st, 3rd and 8th East Bengal Regiment .

POST 1971: THE EMERGENCE OF THE BANGLADESH ARMY

Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Army
Army
has expanded considerably albeit erratically since its formation on 21 November 1971. During the sensitive and formative years after the end of the war, personnel of the Mukti Bahini were absorbed into different branches of Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Army. Sheikh Mujib's Awami League government created disenchantment among army personnel when his party formed and operated state funded separate militia groups around the nation run locally by his party men at the command of his son Sheikh Kamal. These policies and actions laid the foundation and formed the bedrock of disputes between professional army officers and the ruling administration.

COUPS, UPRISINGS AND ASSASSINATIONS

Further information: Military coups in Bangladesh
Bangladesh

The year 1975 was a turning point year in the history of Bangladesh as a nation. On 15 August 1975 few disgruntled members of the Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Armed Forces have been involved in two assassinations and coups albeit without the knowledge or participation of the entire Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Armed Forces. In 1975 a few sacked, disgruntled junior officers and NCOs secretly planned and assassinated the entire immediate family of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at his personal residence in Dhanmondi, Dhaka, except for his two daughters who were abroad. Some of those responsible officers were finally brought to justice in January 2010. Some are still at large. A new government led by Khandkar Mushtaq Ahmed and almost the entire cabinet of Sheikh Mujib's government was set in place. Three months later on 3 November 1975, several senior officers and NCO's led by Maj. Gen. Khaled Mosharraf and Colonel
Colonel
Shafaat Jamil led their own forces to untangle another internal conspiracy and removed Khandakar Mushtaq's government from power whom they believed was an unlawful government in the first place. That same day the same group of disgruntled army personnel who assassinated Sheikh Mujib and his family took action that resulted in the assassination and jailing of several senior Army
Army
officers and noted civilians who were involved in the nations war of independence . Those jailed and later assassinated inside the jail premises were Syed Nazrul Islam , Tajuddin Ahmed , Muhammad Mansur Ali and AHM Qamaruzzaman . Chief of Army
Army
Staff, Major
Major
General
General
Ziaur Rahman
Ziaur Rahman
was placed under house arrest. On 7 November 1975, a short but highly organised uprising concentrated only in Dhaka, formed by members of the Jatiyo Samajtantrik Dal (National Socialist Party) and members of lower-ranking army personnel led by Lt. Col. (Retd.) Abu Taher also resulted in the killing of several army and air force officers and men including Major
Major
General
General
Khaled Mosharraf, Major
Major
ATM Haider to name just a few. Colonel
Colonel
Shafaat Jamil was arrested and forcibly retired. Major
Major
General
General
Ziaur Rahman
Ziaur Rahman
was released and took the opportunity to bring order and discipline in the country as well as in the armed forces under temporary martial law. Zia took promotion to Lieutenant General
General
and was appointed Chief of Army
Army
Staff and Deputy Chief Martial Law Administrator. Later, in 1977 under a public referendum of a yes no vote he took the helm as President. On 30 May 1981 President Ziaur Rahman was assassinated in the Chittagong Circuit House in a military coup. Less than a year later, the then Chief of Army
Army
Staff Lt. Gen. Hussein Muhammad Ershad in 1982 March 24 took power in a silent coup at dawn, suspended the constitution and imposed martial law and remained in power through farce elections and corruption. He remained in power until 6 December 1990.

CHITTAGONG HILL TRACTS CONFLICT

Main article: Chittagong Hill Tracts Conflict

The Chittagong Hill Tracts Conflict was the political conflict and armed struggle between the Government of Bangladesh
Bangladesh
by the Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti (United People's Party of the Chittagong Hill Tracts) and its armed wing, the Shanti Bahini over the issue of autonomy and the rights of the tribes of the Chittagong Hill Tracts. The Shanti Bahini launched an insurgency against government forces in 1977, and the conflict continued for twenty years until the government and the PCJSS signed the Chittagong Hill Tracts
Chittagong Hill Tracts
Peace Accord in 1997.

At the outbreak of the insurgency, the Government of Bangladesh deployed the army to begin counter-insurgency operations. The then-President of Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Major
Major
General
General
Ziaur Rahman
Ziaur Rahman
created a Chittagong Hill Tracts
Chittagong Hill Tracts
Development Board under an army general to address the socio-economic needs of the region, but the entity proved unpopular and became a source of antagonism and mistrust among the local tribes against the government. The government failed to address the long-standing issue of the displacement of tribal people, numbering an estimated 100,000 caused by the construction of the Kaptai Dam by the then Pakistan government in 1962. Displaced tribesmen did not receive compensation and more than 40,000 Chakma tribals had fled to India. In the 1980s, the government began settling Bangalis in the region, causing the eviction of many tribesen and a significant alteration of demographics. Having constituted only 11.6% of the regional population in 1974, the number of Bangalis grew by 1991 to constitute 48.5% of the regional population.

Peace negotiations were initiated after the restoration of democracy in Bangladesh
Bangladesh
in 1991, but little progress was made with the government of Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia and her Bangladesh Nationalist Party . Fresh rounds of talks began in 1996 with the newly elected prime minister Sheikh Hasina
Sheikh Hasina
Wajed of the Awami League . The Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord was finalised and formally signed on 2 December 1997.

SUBSEQUENT GROWTH

Humanitarian operation after Cyclone Sidr 2.

Following the 1975 coup, additional personnel were absorbed into the regular army when the martial law government abolished the Jatiyo Rakkhi Bahini . Under Zia's rule, Bangladesh
Bangladesh
was divided into five military regions. When Ershad assumed power in 1982, army strength had stabilised at about 70,000 troops. Starting in 1985, the army had experienced another spurt in growth. As of mid-1988, it had about 90,000 troops (although some observers believed the number was closer to 80,000), triple the 1975 figure.

The Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Army
Army
structure is similar to the armies of the Commonwealth Nations . However, major changes have taken place following the adoption of US Army
Army
tactical planning procedures, training management techniques and noncommissioned officer educational systems. In times of war and national emergency, the Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Army can also be reinforced by the Border Guard Bangladesh
Bangladesh
, Bangladesh Ansars , Village Defence Parties , Bangladesh
Bangladesh
National Cadet Corps and other paramilitary organisations.

Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Army
Army
has specialised its peacekeeping operation capabilities around the world through participation in numerous peacekeeping and nation building operations. It has created BIPSOT ( Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Institute of Peace Support Operation Training) which specialises in the training of peacekeepers for employment in all types of UNPSO (UN Peace Support Operations). This institute fulfills the requirement of UNDPKO as per U.N. General
General
Assembly resolution which outlines 'the necessity and responsibility of every nation to train their armed forces before any deployment.

FORCES GOAL 2030

Bangladesh
Bangladesh
armed forces are going through a long term modernization plan named Forces Goal 2030 . Bangladesh
Bangladesh
army is under a massive expansion and modernization drive as per the plan. The force is being divided into three corps — Central, Eastern and Western. Two new infantry divisions have been raised, the 17th infantry division at Sylhet and 10th infantry division at Ramu in Cox’s Bazar to make the number of total infantry divisions nine. The soldiers are being equipped with modern gear like Night Vision Goggles (NVG) , Ballistic helmets , protective eye gear, bulletproof vests, person to person communicators, palmtop GPS devices and BD-08 MK2 assault rifles with ACOG sight .

To increase special operation capabilities, 2nd Commando Battalion has been raised. The two battalions formed sole the para-commando brigade of the country.

Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Army
Army
procured 44 MBT-2000 tanks from China in 2011. Bangladesh
Bangladesh
army engineers have completed the upgrade of Type 69 tanks to Type 69IIG standard. They are now upgrading the Type 59 tanks to Type 59G Durjoy standard. To increase the mobility of the infantry forces, many Armoured personnel carriers such as BTR-80 , Otokar Cobra and BOV M11 have been procured.

To modernize the artillery forces, Nora B-52 K2 self-propelled artillery system have been procured from Serbia
Serbia
. Their firepower is further increased by the addition of two regiment of WS-22 Guided Multiple Rocket Launcher System.

For anti-tank role Metis-M missile systems and PF-98
PF-98
rocket systems were procured. Two regiments of FM 90 surface to air missile were added in 2016 to enhance air defence capabilities.

The army aviation wing is also being modernized. Two Eurocopter AS365 Dauphins were put into service in 2012. Six Mil Mi-171Sh were procured in 2016. One C-295W transport aircraft were ordered from Spain
Spain
and will be delivered in 2017. Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Army
Army
also procured 36 Bramor C4EYE battlefield reconnaissance UAV from Slovenia in 2017.

CONTRIBUTION TO UN PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS

Map of Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Military UN Peacekeeping Force BD Army troops patrolling at UN Mission Patrol with armoured personnel carrier (APC) Main article: Bangladesh
Bangladesh
UN Peacekeeping Force

The Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Army
Army
has been actively involved in a number of United Nations Peace Support Operations (UNPSO) since its formation in the 1970s. Its first deployments came in 1988, when it participated in two operations – UNIIMOG in Iraq
Iraq
and UNTAG in Namibia President HM Ershad initiated these deployments for the first time, starting with the contribution to UNIIMOG in Iraq
Iraq
.

Later, as part of the UNIKOM force deployed to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia following the Gulf War
Gulf War
the Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Army
Army
sent a mechanised infantry battalion (approx. 2,193 personnel). Since then, the Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Army
Army
has been involved in up to thirty different UNPKOs in as many as twenty five countries. This has included activities in Angola
Angola
, Namibia, Cambodia
Cambodia
, Somalia, Sudan
Sudan
, Eritrea, Uganda
Uganda
, Rwanda, Bosnia "> Bangladeshi soldiers unload a shipment of bottled water for cyclone victims.

STRUCTURE

Main article: List of formations of the Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Army
Army

BANGLADESH ARMY IS DIVIDED INTO THE FOLLOWING ADMINISTRATIVE CORPS:

ADMINISTRATIVE BRANCHES

COMBAT ARMS

* Armoured Corps * Regiment of Artillery
Artillery

* Infantry
Infantry
:

* East Bengal Regiment (EBR or simply East Bengal) * Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Infantry
Infantry
Regiment (BIR)

* Special Operations Force

COMBAT SUPPORT

* Army
Army
Aviation * Air Defense Artillery
Artillery
* Corps of Engineers * Military intelligence
Military intelligence
* Corps of Signals (Sig)

COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT

* Corps of Military Police (CMP) * Army
Army
Services Corps (ASC) * Ordnance Corps * Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (EME) * Army
Army
Education Corps (AEC) * Army
Army
Medical Corps (AMC) * Army
Army
Dental Corps * Armed Forces Nursing Services (AFNS) * Army
Army
Corps of Clerks (ACC) * Judge Advocate General\'s Department (JAG Dept.) * Military band * Remounts, Veterinary and Farms Corps (RV & FC) * Ministry of Defence Constabulary (MODC)

RANK STRUCTURE

Main article: Ranks of Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Army
Army

COMMISSIONED OFFICER (1ST CLASS GAZETTED GOVERNMENT OFFICER)

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* Alikadam Cantonment , Bandarban * Bandarban Cantonment
Bandarban Cantonment
* Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Military Academy , Chittagong * Chittagong Cantonment
Chittagong Cantonment
* Comilla Cantonment , Comilla * Dhaka Cantonment * Dighinala Cantonment , Rangamati * Halishahar Cantonment , Chittagong * Jahanabad Cantonment , Khulna * Jahangirabad Cantonment , Bogra * Jalalabad Cantonment , Sylhet * Jamuna Cantonment , Tangail * Jessore Cantonment * Kaptai Cantonment , Rangamati * Khagrachari Cantonment * Kholahati Cantonment , Dinajpur * Majhira Cantonment
Majhira Cantonment
, Bogra * Mirpur Cantonment * Mymensingh Cantonment * Padma Cantonment , Madaripur * Postogola Cantonment * Qadirabad Cantonment , Natore * Rajendrapur Cantonment , Gazipur * Rajshahi Cantonment * Ramu Cantonment
Ramu Cantonment
, Cox\'s Bazar * Rangamati Cantonment * Rangpur Cantonment * Lalmonirhat Cantonment * Saidpur Cantonment , Nilphamari * Savar Cantonment * Shahid Salahuddin Cantonment , Ghatail

EDUCATIONAL AND TRAINING INSTITUTES

This section DUPLICATES THE SCOPE OF OTHER SECTIONS, specifically, Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Armed Forces . (September 2014)

Under Army
Army
Training and Doctrine Command (ARTDOC)

* Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Military Academy (BMA), Bhatiary, Chittagong * School of Infantry
Infantry
and Tactics (SI&T), Jalalabad Cantonment, Sylhet. * Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSC&S), Mirpur Cantonment, Dhaka. * National Defence College (NDC), Mirpur Cantonment, Dhaka. * Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), Mirpur Cantonment, Dhaka. * Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Army
Army
International University of Science & Technology (BAIUST), Mainamati Cantonment, Comilla. * Armoured Corps Centre & School (ACC&S), Majira Cantonment, Bogra. * Engineer Centre and School of Military Engineering (ECSME), Quadirabad Cantonment, . * Signal Training Centre and School (STC&S), Jessore Cantonment, Jessore. * Army
Army
Service Corps Centre & School (ASCC&S), Jahanabad Cantonment, Khulna. * Army
Army
Medical Corps Centre & School (AMCC&S), Shaheed Salahuddin Cantonment, Ghatail, Tangail * Ordnance Centre & School (OC&S), Rajendrapur Cantonment, Gazipur * Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Institute of Peace Support Operation Training (BIPSOT), Rajendrapur Cantonment, Gazipur. * Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Centre and School (EMEC&S), Saidpur Cantonment, Nilphamari. * Centre and School of Military Police, Education and Administration (CSMEA), Shahid Salahuddin Cantonment, Ghatail, Tangail. * Army
Army
School of Physical Training and Sports (ASPTS), Dhaka Cantonment, Dhaka. * Army
Army
School of Music (ASM), Chittagong Cantonment, Chittagong. * Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Dhaka Cantonment, Dhaka. * Artillery
Artillery
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* Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Armed Forces * Medals of the Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Armed Forces * Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Air Force * Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Navy * Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Military Academy * Para-Commando Brigade( Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Army) * Bangladesh
Bangladesh
National Cadet Corps (BNCC) * Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Machine Tools Factory * Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Ordnance Factories * List of Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Army
Army
four-star generals * Border Guards Bangladesh
Bangladesh
* Rapid Action Battalion
Battalion

* Bangladesh
Bangladesh
portal * Geography portal * War portal

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