Bangladesh Army

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Bangladesh Army
বাংলাদেশ সেনাবাহিনী
Bānglādēśh Sēnābāhinī
The crest of the Bangladesh Army
Founded26 March 1971 (53 years ago) (1971-03-26)
Country Bangladesh
AllegianceConstitution of Bangladesh
BranchBangladesh Armed Forces
RoleLand warfare
Size~204,000 active personnel (2019 est.)[1]
Part ofBangladesh Armed Forces
Army HeadquartersDhaka Cantonment
Nickname(s)BA/BD Army [source?]
Motto(s)"In War, In Peace We are Everywhere for our Country" (সমরে আমরা শান্তিতে আমরা সর্বত্র আমরা দেশের তরে)
ColorsBlack, Green   
MarchNotuner Gaan (Bengali: নতুনের গান, The Song of Youth)
Mascot(s)Crossed scimitars
AnniversariesArmed Forces Day (21 November)
WebsiteOfficial website
Commander-in-chief President Abdul Hamid
Chief of the Army StaffGeneral SM Shafiuddin Ahmed
Chief of the General StaffLieutenant-General Ataul Hakim Sarwar Hasan[2]
Flag of the Bangladesh Army
Aircraft flown
HelicopterAS365 Dauphin, Bell 206, Mi-171Sh
TrainerCessna 152
TransportCessna 208B, EADS CASA C-295

The Bangladesh Army (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ সেনাবাহিনী, Bangladesh Senabahini) is the land force and the largest armed services of Bangladesh Armed Forces.

Organization[change | change source]

Bangladeshi soldiers unload a shipment of bottled water for cyclone victims.

Administrative branches[change | change source]

Bangladesh Army is divided into the following administrative Corps:

Combat Arms Combat support Combat service support

List of cantonments[change | change source]

Cantonment is a place where Bangladesh Army personnel work, train, and live.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The World Factbook - Central Intelligence Agency". Retrieved 2020-11-20.
  2. "Gen Sarwar Hasan made chief of general staff, replaced by Gen Akbar as NDC commandant". Dhaka. 13 January 2021. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
  3. প্রতিরক্ষা মন্ত্রণালয়ের অধীন সংস্থা ও দপ্তরসমূহ. Ministry of Devense (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 31 August 2019. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  4. "Cantonment Locations". Join Bangladesh Army. Bangladesh Army. Archived from the original on 18 June 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2014.