Bangladesh Defense | Bangladesh Armed Forces

The primary mission of the Bangladesh Armed Forces 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.

Bangladesh Armed Forces is three uniformed military services of  Bangladesh Army, the Bangladesh Navy and the Bangladesh Air Force.

The  Directorate General of Forces Intelligence ( DGFI) and   National Secirity Intilegence( NSI) playied a vital role in intilegence gathering and ensuring national security .

The President of Bangladesh is the Commander-in-chief of the military, the Armed Forces Division (AFD) is the principal administrative organization by which military policy is formulated and

Seal of Bangladesh Armed Forces.

executed and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) does not exercise any authority over the Armed Forces and is far less powerful than the AFD. Currently, both AFD and MoD are headed by the Prime Minister of Bangladesh.


Available for
military service
36,520,491, age 19–49 (2010 est.)
Fit for
military service
30,486,086 males, age 19–49 (2010 est.),
35,616,093 females, age 19–49 (2010 est.)
Reaching military
age annually
1,606,963 males (2010 est.),
1,689,442 females (2010 est.)
Active personnel 204,596[1]
Reserve personnel 963,900

Bangladesh Armed Forces adopted forces goal 2030 to expand the defense capability . Its main purpose is expanding the force size, acquiring modern war-machines and providing next level training .

In 2017 Bangladesh Navy commisoned two ming class submerine  from china . Verious missile and aircraft joinig the forces eespectively .

Budget $3.45 billion (Not including Paramilitary Forces) (2018-19)
Percent of GDP 1.20% (2018-19)
Domestic suppliers Bangladesh Machine Tools Factory
Bangladesh Ordnance Factories
Bangabandhu Aeronautical Centre
Khulna Shipyard
Dockyard and Engineering Works Limited
Foreign suppliers  United Kingdom
 United States

Military History of Bangladesh :

The martial tradition of Bengal has its roots in the army of Kings and their chiefs who were called Senapati or Mahasenapati. Armies were composed of infantry, cavalry, war elephants and war boats.

The advancement of civilization in Bengal dates back four millennia. the region was known to the ancient Greeks and Romans as Gangaridai. It was described by the Greek’s historian that File:Gangaridai 326 BC Nanda Empire.svgAlexander the Great withdrew from the Southeast Asia, anticipating a counterattack from an alliance of Gangaridai

Bengal has played a major role in history. At times an independent regional empire, the historical region was a leading power in Southeast Asia and later the Islamic East, with extensive trade networks. In antiquity, its kingdoms were known as seafaring nations. .




The arrival of Muslims and the establishment of the Bengal Sultanate further strengthened the military. The sultanate had well organized disciplined armies. During Mughal rule Cannons and artillery were introduced to Beng






File:Bangladesh Navy Ships Bangabandhu (F-25), right, and Sangu (P-713).jpg
BAY OF BENGAL (Sept. 20, 2012) The Bangladesh Navy Ships Bangabandhu (F-25), right, and Sangu (P-713) steam off the coast of Bangladesh during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2012. CARAT is a series of bilateral military exercises between the U.S. Navy and the armed forces of Bangladesh,