Bangladesh Army

Insignia of the Bangladesh Army
Victory Day Parade, 2012. National Parade ground, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Army's main battle tanks in the victory day Parade 2017 at National Parade Ground
Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin helicopter of Bangladesh Army
Humanitarian operation after Cyclone Sidr 2.
thumb|Bangladesh Army Aviation Group EADS CASA CN-295W
Map of Bangladesh Military UN Peacekeeping Force
Bangladesh Army Paracommando's patrolling at UN Mission
Patrol with armoured personnel carrier (APC)
Woman officer of Bangladesh Army at Unnayan Mela 2018 in Comilla
Bangladeshi soldiers unload a shipment of bottled water for cyclone victims.
New outfit of Bangladeshi infantry.
FM-90 Surface to Air Missile of Bangladesh Army
MBT-2000/VT-1A Main Battle Tank of Bangladesh Army
Mi-171Sh Armed Assault Helicopter of Bangladesh Army Aviation Group
BTR-80 Armoured personnel carrier of Bangladesh Army
WS-22 Multiple Launch Rocket System of Bangladesh Army
Nora B-52 155mm Self propelled Artillery of Bangladesh Army

Land warfare branch and the largest component of the Bangladesh Armed Forces.

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Rahman in 1979 in the Netherlands

Ziaur Rahman

Rahman in 1979 in the Netherlands
Rahman and Khaleda Zia on a state visit in the Netherlands in 1979 (in the background, Prince Claus)
Rahman delivering a speech at a public conference before 1979
Mercedes Benz used by Zia Rahman when he was the army chief of staff.
A. K. A. Firoze Noon and President Rahman (1979)
Chittagong Circuit House
Large processions follow the funeral of Rahman
Mausoleum of Rahman in Chandrima Uddan

Ziaur Rahman (19 January 1936 – 30 May 1981) was a Bangladesh Army officer and later turned politician who served as the President of Bangladesh from 1977 to 1981.

Tri-service Logo of Bangladesh Armed Forces.

Bangladesh Armed Forces

The Bangladesh Armed Forces (বাংলাদেশ সশস্ত্র বাহিনী) are the combined military forces of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.

The Bangladesh Armed Forces (বাংলাদেশ সশস্ত্র বাহিনী) are the combined military forces of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.

Tri-service Logo of Bangladesh Armed Forces.
Bangladesh Army during Victory Day Parade 2011
The Bengal Sultanate
The Bibi Mariam Cannon
During the 17th century, Ottoman navy vessels were built in Bangladesh
Commonwealth War Cemetery, Chittagong
Location of Bengali and Pakistani military units in March 1971
QF 3.7-inch mountain howitzers used by the Mukti Bahini
Bangladesh Army personnel and armoured personnel carrier in UN peacekeeping mission
Map of Bangladeshi Military UN Peacekeeping Force
Humanitarian operation after Cyclone Sidr
Bangladesh Army soldiers unload a shipment of bottled water for cyclone victims.
Bangladesh Army personnel unloading boxes of food for cyclone victims at Barisal
Army soldiers on active duty in Dhaka
Army personnel at Victory Day Parade 2012
Bangladesh Army's main battle tanks at Victory Day Parade 2017
Bangladesh Army's MBT-2000 main battle tank
Bangladesh Army's Type-69 IIG main battle tank
AS365 Dauphin helicopter of Bangladesh Army Aviation Group
C-295 transport aircraft of Bangladesh Army
BTR-80 armoured personnel carrier of Bangladesh Army
Bangladesh navy frigate BNS Somudra Joy (F-28) at Pearl Harbor in 2013
BNS Bangabandhu (F-25) guided missile frigate at sea.
BNS Osman (F-18) guided missile frigate at sea
Bangladesh navy frigate BNS Somudra Avijan (F-29) at Alameda, California, in 2015
Bangladesh navy patrol ship BNS Sangu
Bangladesh Navy frigate and OPV at Exercise CARAT 2012 conducted by US Pacific Fleet
Bangladesh Navy SWADS personnel amid a joint military exercise with the US Navy in 2011
BNS Nirmul Durjoy-class patrol craft of Navy
Flypast of victory day, 2016 at National Parade Ground
Bangladesh Air Force Mikoyan MiG-29 multirole fighter aircraft
Bangladesh Air Force Mig-29 rushes of for a short mission
Chengdu F-7 BG fighter aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force
Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force
Lockheed C-130B military transport aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force
Bangladesh Air Force Antonov An-32 (converted bomber)
Mil Mi-171Sh assault helicopter of Bangladesh Air Force
Bangladesh Air Force Mil Mi-17 helicopter at UN Peacekeeping mission
Bangladesh Air Force aircraft during an exercise with US Air Force
Bangladesh Air Force paratroopers descend from a C-130 aircraft

It consists of the three uniformed military services: the Bangladesh Army, the Bangladesh Navy and the Bangladesh Air Force.

Sheikh Hasina in 2019

Sheikh Hasina

Bangladeshi politician who has been serving as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh since January 2009.

Bangladeshi politician who has been serving as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh since January 2009.

Sheikh Hasina in 2019
Sheikh Hasina in 2018
Hasina with US President Bill Clinton at the Prime Minister's Office in Dhaka, 2000.
Hasina with British Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street (January 2011)
Hasina with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in January 2013
Hasina with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 2018
Hasina with G7 Leaders and guests, Shima Kanko Hotel in Japan, 2016

Hasina was not in Bangladesh when her father, and most of her family, were assassinated on 15 August 1975 during a military coup d'état by renegade officers of the Bangladesh Army.

Cap badge of the East Bengal Regiment

East Bengal Regiment

Cap badge of the East Bengal Regiment

The East Bengal Regiment (ইস্ট বেঙ্গল রেজিমেন্ট) is an infantry regiment and the largest military formation of the Bangladesh Army.

M. A. G. Osmani

Bengali military leader.

Bengali military leader.

Pakistani and Bengali units on 25 March 1971, during Operation Searchlight; some unit locations are not shown.
Operation Searchlight: Pakistan army operation 10 April - 19 June. Not to scale; some troop movements and locations are indicative only.
Kaiser Jeep wagon used by Osmani to visit the front during the war
Pakistani deployment in May 1971, after reorganization of Eastern Command forces following Operation Searchlight (some unit locations not shown)
Partial representation of Pakistani and Mukti Bahini forces in November 1971; some location are approximate.
Epitaph of Osmani at the Shah Jalal Dargah
The airport in Osmani's hometown, Sylhet, has been named in his honour.

Regarded as the founder of the Bangladesh Armed Forces, Osmani retired as a four-star general from the Bangladesh Army in 1972.

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1950

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Bangladeshi politician, statesman and Founding Father of Bangladesh who served as the first President and later as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh from April 1971 until his assassination in August 1975.

Bangladeshi politician, statesman and Founding Father of Bangladesh who served as the first President and later as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh from April 1971 until his assassination in August 1975.

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1950
The house where Mujib was born in Tungipara
Mujib (right) with Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy in 1949
Rally on 21 February 1954 by Moulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani and Mujibur Rahman marching barefoot to pay their tributes to the Language Movement Martyrs.
Mujib announcing the Six Points in Lahore, 1966
Mujib campaigning in East Pakistan before the 1970 general election
Mujib, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, with U.S. President Gerald Ford in 1974
Tomb of Mujibur in Gopalganj
The Bangabandhu Square Monument
Mujibur on a 2020 stamp of India

The Mukti Bahini and other militias amalgamated to form a new Bangladesh Army to which Indian forces transferred control on 17 March.

Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad

Bangladeshi politician.

Bangladeshi politician.

Sheikh Mujib and all members of his family, except his daughters, who were in West Germany at the time, were assassinated by a group of army personnel on 15 August.

Ershad in Bangabhaban 1986

Hussain Muhammad Ershad

Bangladeshi Army Chief and politician who served as the President of Bangladesh from 1983 to 1990, a time many consider to have been a military dictatorship.

Bangladeshi Army Chief and politician who served as the President of Bangladesh from 1983 to 1990, a time many consider to have been a military dictatorship.

Ershad in Bangabhaban 1986
Ershad arrives for a state visit to USA (1983)
Presidential Oath Ceremony after 1986 election, with the Chief Justice and long term Military Secretary to the President (1984–1989) Brigadier General ABM Elias
Jamuna Bridge
Ershad in 2012

After his return, Ershad was appointed Adjutant General of the Bangladesh Army by President of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the first president of independent Bangladesh.

Human remains and war material from the 1971 genocide at the Liberation War Museum, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Operation Searchlight

The codename for a planned military operation carried out by the Pakistan Army in an effort to curb the Bengali nationalist movement in former East Pakistan in March 1971.

The codename for a planned military operation carried out by the Pakistan Army in an effort to curb the Bengali nationalist movement in former East Pakistan in March 1971.

Human remains and war material from the 1971 genocide at the Liberation War Museum, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Operation Searchlight: The location of Pakistani and Bengali units on 25 March 1971. Some unit locations are not shown.
Operation Searchlight: The location of Pakistani targets in Dhaka on 25 March 1971. Map is not to exact scale.
Operation Searchlight: The location of Pakistani targets in Chittagong on 25 March 1971. Map is not to exact scale.
Operation Searchlight: Pakistan army operation 10 April – 19 June. Not to exact scale and some troop movements/location are indicative only.

Major C.R Dutta (Frontier Force – on leave) was at Habiganj on 25 March and with the aid of Lt. Col. (ret) M.A. Rab (M.N.A 70 and future COS Bangladesh Army) had gathered a mixed force of EPR, police and volunteers totalling 2 companies by 27 March.

A tea garden at Jaflong, Sylhet

Sylhet

Metropolitan city in northeastern Bangladesh.

Metropolitan city in northeastern Bangladesh.

A tea garden at Jaflong, Sylhet
A tea tree in a tea garden at Sylhet
Jaflong Sylhet
One of the commercial areas of Sylhet
Hason Raja
Sylhet International Cricket Stadium
Parabat Express train in Sylhet Railway Station

The Bangladesh Army's 17th Infantry Division is based at Jalalabad Cantonment in Sylhet.