The Bangladesh Navy (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ নৌবাহিনী; Bangladesh Nou Bahini) is the naval warfare branch of the Bangladesh Armed Forces, responsible for Bangladesh's 118,813 square kilometres (45,874 sq mi) of maritime territorial area, and the defence of important harbours, military bases and economic zones. The primary role of the Bangladesh Navy is to protect the country's economic and military interests at home and abroad. The Bangladesh navy is also a front line disaster management force in Bangladesh, and participates in humanitarian missions abroad. It is a key regional player in counter terrorism efforts, and engages in global peacekeeping with the United Nations.
The Crest of the Bangladesh Navy
|Allegiance||Constitution of the People's Republic of Bangladesh|
|Part of||Bangladesh Armed Forces|
|Naval Headquarters||Naval Headquarter (NHQ), Banani, Dhaka|
|Patron||The President of Bangladesh|
|Motto(s)||"শান্তিতে সংগ্রামে সমুদ্রে দুর্জয়" Shantite Shongrame Shamudre Durjoy (English: In War and Peace Invincible at Sea)|
|Anniversaries||26 March 7 November.|
|Engagements||Bangladesh Liberation War|
2008 Bangladesh-Myanmar Maritime Dispute
|Commander-in-chief||President Abdul Hamid|
|Chief of Naval Staff||Admiral Aurangzeb Chowdhury|
|Patrol||Dornier 228 NG|
The Bangladesh Navy was created as part of Bangladesh Forces during Bangladesh's 1971 liberation war against Pakistan. Its official creation date is July 1971 during the Bangladesh Sector Commanders Conference 1971. In 1971, with West Pakistan imposing a brutal military crackdown in East Pakistan, the Bangladesh Liberation War was already underway. Many Bengali sailors and officers in the Pakistan Navy defected to form the nascent Bangladesh Navy. Initially, there were two ships, PADMA and PALASH, and 45 navy personnel. On 9 November 1971, the first naval fleet, consisting of six small patrol vessels, was inaugurated. These ships tried to carry out raids on the Pakistani fleet, but were mistakenly hit and sunk by the Indian Air Force on 10 December 1971. The next major attack was launched on Mongla seaport. According to official figures from the Bangladesh Navy, a total of 334 sailors were involved with the newly created navy, with 22 being killed in action.
The navy carried out around 45 operations during the war: traditional naval operations and unconventional commando operations including guerrilla warfare. In the first leg of the war, defecting Bengali sailors joined the guerrilla forces. It was the eight sailors who defected from the Pakistan Navy submarine PNS Mangro, under construction in France, that pioneered the formation of the naval element during the Liberation War. Later many other naval personnel participated. During the Liberation War, East Pakistan was divided into 11 sectors. Each sector had a Commander and a demarcated area of responsibility except sector 10. Sector 10 was nominally responsible for the coastal belt but actually operated over the entire country.
In 1971, it was imperative for the occupation force to keep ports and harbours operative and the sea lines of communication open. The Bangladesh Navy fought to block the sea lines of communication, and to make the sea and river ports inoperative. They attacked all the seaports including many river ports. Operation Jackpot is one of the best known and most successful operations. They carried out mining in the Pasur River Channel by patrol craft. With other fighters they also carried out attacks against the Pakistan Army. As a result, Bangladesh became an independent state within the shortest possible time.
After independence, especially in the 1970s, additional naval infrastructure was required. Two ex-Royal Navy frigates joined the Bangladesh Navy as BNS Umar Farooq and BNS Ali Haider in 1976 and 1978 respectively. In 1982 a third ex-Royal Navy frigate joined the BN as BNS Abu Bakar. The acquisition of these three frigates is considered the principal foundation of the Bangladesh Navy.
Bangladesh Navy is the first force among Bangladeshi military services to induct female members. First batch of 14 female officers joined the navy in 2000. In 2016, 44 female soldiers were added to the force for the first time.
In 2011, the Bangladesh Navy's rescue and medical team, along with the Bangladesh Army was deployed to Japan after Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Bangladesh Navy have been an active disaster recovery force abroad. In 2013, the navy deployed BNS Somudra Joy carrying humanitarian assistance worth of $1 million. Navy's medical team were also deployed to Philippines.
The Bangladesh Navy joined in the search operation of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 with BNS Bangabandhu, BNS Umar Farooq and a Dornier Do-228NG MPA in March 2014. The aircraft was a Boeing 777-200ER which gone missing with 12 Malaysian crew members and 227 passengers from 14 nations during the flight from Malaysia to China. Later, BNS Umar Farooq was replaced by BNS Somudra Joy. The search was renewed in May 2014 when an Australian exploration company claimed to have traced aircraft debris in the Bay of Bengal. In 2014, during the Water Crisis in Maldives, the Bangladesh Navy was the first to launch humanitarian aid relief by deploying BNS Somudra Joy with 100 tonnes of bottled water.
In 2009, the Bangladesh government adopted a long-term modernisation plan for its armed forces called Forces Goal 2030. As of 2013, about a third of the military hardware procured under the plan has been for the navy. It procured two refurbished Type 053H2 (Jianghu III) frigates from China in 2014. Two United States Coast Guard High Endurance Cutters joined the BN in 2013 and 2015 which are being used as patrol frigates. Navy also bought an ex-Royal Navy Roebuck-class survey vessel and two ex-Royal Navy Castle-class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) which were converted to guided missile corvettes in 2011. Two Type 056 corvettes joined the BN in 2016 while two more were ordered in July 2015 and they are under construction. Two Durjoy-class large patrol craft (LPCs) were built in China and joined the BN in 2013. Two more ships of the same class with dedicated ASW capabilities were commissioned in 2017.
The Bangladesh Navy opened its aviation wing on 14 July 2011 with the induction of two AgustaWestland AW109 helicopters. Later on, two Dornier Do-228NG MPA were introduced in 2013. To attain underwater operational capabilities, the Bangladesh Navy inducted two off-the-shelf Type 035G (Ming class) submarines from China on 12 March 2017. A new base for the Bangladesh Navy, named BNS Sher-e-Bangla, is being constructed at Rabanabad in Patuakhali. It will be the largest naval base of the Bangladesh Navy with submarine berthing and aviation facilities. Meanwhile, a separate submarine base, named BNS Sheikh Hasina, is under construction at Pekua in Cox's Bazar.
In 1993 the Bangladesh Navy joined United Nations Peacekeeping Operations. Its first UN mission came in 2005, when a Bangladesh Navy contingent was sent to Sudan as Force Riverine Unit (FRU). The Bangladesh Navy is currently serving in United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in Lebanon since 2010, when two ships, BNS Osman and BNS Madhumati, were deployed there in May of that year. The BN is the third Asian and only subcontinental navy to serve in the volatile region. The BN maintained the two ships thousands of miles from Bangladesh in the Mediterranean Sea for four years until June 2014, when the ships were replaced by BNS Ali Haider and BNS Nirmul.
BN ships regularly participate in exercises with other navies, gaining valuable experience and improving their fighting capabilities. CARAT is a yearly exercise conducted with the United States Navy in the Bay of Bengal since 2011. The BN has sent an OPV to every MILAN multinational naval exercise held near the Andaman Islands since 2010. AMAN, another multinational exercise held every two years in the Arab Sea, organised by the Pakistan Navy, has also seen participation by BN frigates since 2009. BNS Bangabandhu participated in Exercise Ferocious Falcon, a Multinational Crisis Management Exercise, held at Doha, Qatar in November 2012, while BNS Somudra Joy participated the same exercise in 2015. BNS Abu Bakar took part in 14th Western Pacific Naval Symposium and International Fleet Review-2014 in Qingdao, Shandong Province of China in April 2014. She also perticipated in Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA)-2015 held at Malaysia.
|Somudro Ghurni (Sea Vortex)|
|Type||Bangladesh Navy Naval exercise|
|Planned by||Naval Operations Branch|
|Objective||Deployment of Bangladesh Navy and Special Operation Forces.|
|Date||16 November 2015 - 30 November 2015|
|Executed by||RAdm M Khaled Iqbal, COMBAN|
Somudro Ghurni (English: Sea Vortex) is the codename of a series of major naval exercises conducted by the Bangladesh Navy to simulate naval warfare and the protection of the country from external maritime threats, protection of the country's maritime resources, and prevention of smuggling.
The exercise took place in the Bay of Bengal. It started on 16 November 2015 and lasted 15 days. During the exercise, the navy deployed most of its fleet, including frigates, corvettes, and maritime patrol aircraft. The exercise included search and rescue, logistical, maritime patrol, landing, and warfare exercises. During the exercise, the Navy successfully test launched missiles.
Bangladesh Navy (BN) has its headquarters at Banani, Dhaka. According to the Constitution of Bangladesh, the President of Bangladesh is the commander-in chief of Bangladesh Armed Forces. The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), a four-star Admiral, is the highest admiral, directs the non-combat and combatant operations from the Naval Headquarters (NHQ) in Dhaka. The headquarters has four branches: Operations (O), Personnel (P), Material (M) and Logistics (Log). Each branch is headed by officers who are titled as Principal Staff Officer (PSO) and known as Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (ACNS), e.g., ACNS (O). Under each PSO there are various Directorates headed by Directors with the rank of Commodore or Captain. Under each Director there are Deputy Directors (DD) and Staff Officers (SO). The Bangladesh Navy has nine major combatant command, each command is commanded by a Rear admiral or Commodore, who directly reports to Chief of Naval Staff.
Naval Headquarter Formation of Bangladesh Navy
|Appointment||Rank & Name||Star Plate|
|Chief of Naval Staff||Admiral Aurangzeb Chowdhury,(G), NBP, OSP, BCGM, PCGM, BCGMS, ndc, psc|
|Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Operations)||Rear Admiral M Makbul Hossain,OSP, BCGMS, ndu, psc|
|Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Personnel)||Rear Admiral Md Shaheen Iqbal,NUP, ndc, afwc, psc|
|Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Materiel)||Rear Admiral Mohammad Moyeenul Haque, (E), NPP, nswc, psc|
|Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Logistics)||Rear Admiral M Lokmanur Rahman,NGP, ndu, psc|
Area Commanders & Administrative Authorities of Bangladesh Navy
|Appointment||Rank & Name||Star Plate|
|Commander Chattogram Naval Area||Rear Admiral M Abu Ashraf,(TAS), BSP, ncc, psc|
|Commander Khulna Naval Area||Rear Admiral M Mozammel Haq, (G),NUP,ndu,psc|
|Commander Flotilla West||Commodore Sayed Mohammad Moniruzzaman, (C), ncc, psc|
|Admin Authority Dhaka||Commodore M MUSA, (G), NPP, rcds, afwc, psc|
|Commander BN Fleet||Rear Admiral Mohammad Nazmul Hassan, (N), NPP, ndc, ncc, psc|
|Commodore Naval Aviation|
|Commodore Superintendent Dockyard||Commodore Humayun Kollol (L), NUP, ndu, psc, BN|
|Commander Submarine||Commodore M Kamrul Hoque Chowdhury, (TAS), OSP, psc|
|Commander SWADS Command|
Bangladesh Navy has 6 administrative branches:
|OF-10||OF-9||OF-8||OF-7||OF-6||OF-5||OF-4||OF-3||OF-2||OF-1||OF(D) and student officer|
|Admiral||Vice Admiral||Rear Admiral||Commodore||Captain||Commander||Lieutenant Commander||Lieutenant||Sub-lieutenant||Acting Sub-lieutenant||Midshipman||Officer Cadet|
|Serial and Branch||Seaman||Communication||Mechanical||Secretariat||Supply||Electrical||Radio Electrical||Regulating||Medical|
|01||CPO (Chief Petty Officer)||CRS(G)||ERA-I/II/III||CPO(W)||CPO(S)||EA-I/II/III||REA-I/II/III||CPO(REG)||CPO(Med)|
|02||SCPO (Senior Chief Petty Officer)||SCPO(COM),||SCPO(E),||SCPO(W)||SCPO(S)||SCPO(L),EA-II/II||SCPO(R),REA-II/II||SCPO(Reg)||SCPO(Med)|
|03||MCPO (Master Chief Petty Officer)||MCPO(COM)||MCPO(E)||MCPO(S)||MCPO(S)||MCPO(L)/CEA||MCPO(R)/CREA||MCPO(Reg)||MCPO(Med)|
|04||Honorary Sub Lieutenant(X)||Hon S Lt(COM)||Hon S Lt(E)||Hon S Lt(S)||Hon S Lt(S)||Hon S Lt(L)||Hon S Lt(R)||Hon S Lt(Reg)||Hon S Lt(W/M)|
|05||Honorary Lieutenant(X)||Hon Lt(COM)||Hon Lt(E)||Hon Lt(S)||Hon Lt(S)||Hon Lt(L)||Hon Lt(R)||Hon Lt(Reg)||Hon Lt(W/M)|
|Serial and Branch||Seaman||Communication||Mechanical||Secretariat||Supply||Electrical||Radio Electrical||Regulating||Medical|
|01||OD (Ordinary Seaman)||RO(G)-II||ME II||WTR II||SA II||EN II||REN II||PM II||MA II|
|02||AB (Able Seaman)||RO(G)-I||ME I||WTR I||SA I||EN I||REN I||PM I||MA I|
|03||LS (Leading Seaman)||LRO(G)||LME||LWTR||LSA||LEN||LREN||LPM||LMA|
|04||PO (Petty Officer)||PORS(G)||ERA-IV||PO(W)||PO(S)||EA-IV||REA-IV||PO(R)||PO(Med)|
The Bangladesh Naval Academy is the home of naval cadets to be the future officers of Bangladesh Navy. The academy provides education, athletic and military training to the naval cadets. The academy also offers training programs to the officers of allied navies including navy personnel from Qatar, Sri Lanka, Maldivean and Palestinian Navy.
As of 2018, the Bangladeshi Navy has four Guided Missile Frigates, two patrol frigates, four Corvettes, thirty-eight minor surface combatants of various types (including patrol vessels, missile boats, and mine hunters), and thirty auxiliaries as surface assets. Submarine branch is equipped with two diesel-electric attack submarines. The naval aviation wing operates both fixed-wing aircraft and rotorcraft. The navy also maintain a special force named SWADS.
|Diesel-electric attack submarine||2||They carry 57 personnel and 18 Torpedoes with an option of loading 32 mines as well.|
|Type||Number of ships||Notes|
|Large patrol craft||5|
|Offshore patrol vessel||12|
|Fast attack craft-missile||4||Upgraded with C-704 AShM.|
|Fast Attack craft-ASW||4|
|Fast attack craft-gun||5|
|Minesweeper||5||Mainly used as offshore patrol vessels.|
|Training ship||1||An Ex-RN Island-class OPV|
|AgustaWestland AW109||Italy||Rotary wing||Utility||2|||
|AW159 Wildcat||Italy||Rotary wing||ASW helicopter||2 on order|||
|Dornier Do 228||Germany||Fixed wing turbo-prop||MPA||2||2 more on order with Leonardo's seaspray 5000E Active Electronically Scanned Array surveillance radar.|||
|Otomat Mk 2 Block IV||Anti-ship missile||200 km||Italy|
|C-802A||Anti-ship missile||180 km||People's Republic of China|
|C-704||Anti-ship missile||35 km||People's Republic of China|
|SY-1||Anti-ship missile||150 km||People's Republic of China|
|FM-90N||Surface-to-air missile||15 km||People's Republic of China|
|FL-3000N||Surface-to-air missile||10 km||People's Republic of China|
|Type 92||Semi-automatic pistol||9×19mm||People's Republic of China||Standard issue sidearm.|
|Type 54||Semi-automatic pistol||7.62×25mm||People's Republic of China||In special Forces and reserve use.|
|SIG Sauer P226/228/229||Semi-automatic pistol||9×19mm||Germany||Switzerland|
|Type 56||Assault rifle||7.62×39mm||Bangladesh||Upgraded version of Ak-47. Produced under license by BOF.|
|BD-08||Assault rifle||7.62×39mm||Bangladesh||Produced under license by BOF.|
|Daewoo K2||Assault rifle||5.56×45mm||S.Korea||SWADS.|
|M24 sniper rifle||sniper rifle||7.62×51mm||US||SWADS.|
|Heckler and Koch MP5||sub-machine gun||9×19mm||Germany|
|Daewoo K7||sub-machine gun||9×19mm||S.Korea|
|BD-08||Light machine gun||7.62×39mm||Bangladesh||Produced under license by BOF.|
|DShK||Heavy machine gun||12.7×108mm||Russia|
Bangladesh has made a long term modernisation plan for its Armed Forces named Forces Goal 2030. The plan includes the modernization and expansion of all equipment and infrastructures and providing enhanced training. Bangladesh Navy is setting up a new base at Rabanabad in Patuakhali named BNS Sher-e-Bangla, which will be the largest naval base of the country. The base will have submarine berthing and aviation facilities. A separate submarine base named BNS Sheikh Hasina, is under construction at Pekua in Cox's Bazar. Another full-fledged base, named BNS Sheikh Mujib, is under construction in Khilkhet of Dhaka. The construction works of a fleet headquarters at the Sandwip channel of Chittagong with ship berthing facilities is already going on.
Bangladesh Navy ordered two Type 056 corvettes from China in July 2015 which were delivered on April 27, 2019. Khulna Shipyard is constructing two hydrographic research ships for the Bangladesh Navy. In January 2018, a tender has been floated for the procurement of two coastal survey boats for the navy. The boats will be built in any Bangladeshi shipyard. A tender has been issued for the supply of Technical Data Link (TDL) system. The system will connect 16 platforms as 2 frigates, 4 corvettes, 1 LPC, 3 shore stations, 2 helicopters, 2 MPAs and two submarines.
BN has issued a tender for the procurement of two helicopters with anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface vessel warfare (ASuW), over-the-horizon targeting (OTHT), maritime search and rescue (MSAR), medical evacuation (MEDEVAC), casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) and special mission capabilities. The helicopters will be inducted in 2018. Contract has been signed for two maritime patrol aircraft on 27 March 2017.
In July 2017, the minister responsible for defence affairs in the parliament, Mr. Anisul Huq discussed about the past, present and future development programs for the Bangladesh Navy. He told that 333 acres of land acquisition has been done in Pekua of Cox's Bazar for the construction of submarine base. Navy signed a memorandum of understanding with China for the construction of the base. Minister said that the process is going on for procuring four minesweepers and one sail training ship. Process of constructing six frigates at Chittagong Dry Dock in collaboration with foreign shipbuilders is also going on. Government has taken initiative for making missiles and Identification friend or foe system in Bangladesh.
In January 2018, minister Anisul Huq reaffirms the parliament about the indigenous frigate building program and procurement of two maritime patrol aircraft and two ASW helicopters. He added that government is also procuring two new frigates, more patrol crafts, submarine rescue ship, logistic ship, ocean tug and floating dock.
In April 2018, Bangladesh Navy issued tender for two X-band navigational radars with helicopter landing control facility for two of its ships. At the same time, another tender was issued for replacing two 40 mm Fast Forty guns on-board BNS Bangabandhu with new 40 mm twin-barrel gun system.
BN floated a tender for the procurement of two helicopters in April 2018. The helicopters need to have anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface vessel warfare (ASuW), surface search/ EEZ surveillance, over-the-horizon targeting (OTHT), maritime interdiction and special forces operation, maritime search and rescue (MSAR), medical evacuation (MEDEVAC), casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) and transportation capabilities.
BNS Bangabandhu (Bengali: বানৌজা বঙ্গবন্ধু) is a guided missile frigate of the Bangladesh Navy, and is one of the most modern currently in service. She is currently moored at Chattogram, serving with the Commodore Commanding BN Flotilla (COMBAN). About 200 personnel serve aboard her. This frigate type is said to the most modern frigate of its class according to the Bangladesh Navy.BNS Somudra Avijan
BNS Somudra Avijan is one of the largest and the heaviest frigates of the Bangladesh Navy. The Bangladesh Navy acquired the ship from the United States under Excess Defense Articles.BNS Somudra Joy
BNS Somudra Joy is one of the largest and the heaviest frigates of the Bangladesh Navy. They acquired the ship from the United States under Excess Defense Articles.BNS Surma (2013)
BNS Surma is a Padma-class offshore patrol vessel of the Bangladesh Navy. She is serving the Bangladesh Navy from 2013.Bangladesh Armed Forces
The Bangladesh Armed Forces (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ সশস্ত্র বাহিনী, Bānlādēśa saśastra bāhinī) consists of the three uniformed military services: the Bangladesh Army, the Bangladesh Navy and the Bangladesh Air Force. The para-military organization Bangladesh National Cadet Corps (BNCC) is a reserved force and directed by Army, Navy, Air Force. It is under the command of Defence Ministry. The para-military Border Guard Bangladesh (formerly Bangladesh Rifles) and Bangladesh Coast Guard are under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Home Affairs during peacetime, but during wartime they fall under the command of Bangladesh Army and Bangladesh Navy respectively.
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 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. To coordinate military policy with diplomacy both the president and the prime minister are advised by a six-member advisory board, three Chiefs of Staff, which includes the head of each of the regular services, Principal Staff Officer of the Armed Forces Division, and Military Secretaries to the president and the prime minister. The director generals of the NSI, the DGFI and the BGB also serve in an advisory capacity.The Armed Forces Day is observed on 21 November. Official functions are held at "Bangabhaban", Armed Forces Division Headquarters, Dhaka Cantonment, and at every military installation throughout the country.Bangladesh National Cadet Corps
The Bangladesh National Cadet Corps (BNCC) is a tri-services volunteer reserve force comprising the Army, Navy and Air Force for school, college and university students.Bangladesh Naval Academy
The Bangladesh Naval Academy is situated at the mouth of the Karnaphuli River at Patenga, Chattogram, Bangladesh. Bathed by the river Karnaphuli on the east and sheltered on the south by the Bay of Bengal, BNA stands in a panoramic natural picturesque in an isolated landscape of the country. It is surrounded by heart-snatching lush green vegetation in Patenga sea-beach, 14 km south of the city centre of the hustling port city of Chittagong. Bangladesh Naval Academy is well connected by rail, road and air from Dhaka.Bangladesh Navy College Dhaka
Bangladesh Navy College Dhaka (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ নেভী কলেজ ঢাকা) or BNCD is a primary, lower-secondary, secondary and higher secondary school. Bangladesh Navy College Dhaka is also known as BN College Dhaka.Bangladesh special operations forces
Bangladesh special operations forces refer to units which are under the direct command of the Bangladesh military and specifically organized, trained, and equipped to conduct and support special operations.Bir Sreshtho
The Bir Sreshtho (Bengali: বীরশ্রেষ্ঠ) (The Most Valiant Hero), is the highest military award of Bangladesh. It was awarded to seven freedom fighters who showed utmost bravery and died in action for their nation. They are considered martyrs.The other three gallantry awards are named, in decreasing order of importance, Bir Uttom, Bir Bikrom and Bir Protik. All of these awards were introduced immediately after the Liberation War in 1971.Chief of Naval Staff (Bangladesh)
The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) (Bengali: নৌবাহিনী প্রধান; Nou Bahini Pradhan) is the commander and usually the highest-ranking officer of the Bangladesh Navy. The position is abbreviated as CNS in Bangladesh Navy, and currently held by a four-star officer in the rank of admiral. The current CNS is Vice Admiral Aurangzeb Chowdhury , who took office on 26 January 2019 following retirement of Admiral Mohammad Nizamuddin AhmedInter-Services Public Relations (Bangladesh)
The Inter-Services Public Relations (Reporting name: ISPR) is a media and news agency of the Bangladesh Armed Forces. It disseminates military news and information to the country's media and general public.List of active Bangladesh military aircraft
Active Bangladesh military aircraft is a list of military aircraft that are used by the Bangladesh Armed Forces. For aircraft no longer in-service see List of historic Bangladesh military aircraft.
Approximately 80 aircraft and five Mil Mi-17 were destroyed by the devastating 1991 Bangladesh cyclone.List of active ships of the Bangladesh Navy
The Bangladesh Navy currently operates two submarines, one hundred and ten surface ships, craft and boats, including six guided missile frigates, two patrol frigates, six guided missile corvettes, thirty-eight minor surface combatants of various types (including offshore patrol vessels, coastal patrol boats, missile boats, and minesweepers), thirty auxiliaries and amphibious landing craft and thirty-two small response boats. It also maintains a naval aviation unit with both fixed-wing aircraft and rotorcraft. In addition, six shore establishments are maintained.
Bangladesh vessels use the prefix "BNS", standing for "Bangladesh Navy Ship".List of historic ships of the Bangladesh Navy
This is a list of all historic ships of the Bangladesh Navy that are decommissioned or damaged from 1971.
Bangladesh vessels use the prefix "BNS", standing for "Bangladesh Navy Ship".List of serving admirals of the Bangladesh Navy
Currently Bangladesh Navy has one Admiral with 12 Rear Admirals & none Vice Admiral.
AdmiralAdmiral Aurangzeb Chowdhury, Chief Of Naval Staff, Bangladesh NavyRear AdmiralsRear Admiral M Makbul Hossain, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Operations)
Rear Admiral Akhtar Habib, Ambassador to Maldives
Rear Admiral Md Shaheen Iqbal, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Personnel)
Rear Admiral Mohammad Moyeenul Haque, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Material)
Rear Admiral M Lokmanur Rahman, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Logistics)
Rear Admiral M Abu Ashraf, Commander Chattogram Naval Area (COMCHIT)
Vacant post Commander Khulna Naval Area (COMKHUL)
Rear Admiral Mohammad Nazmul Hassan, Commander Bangladesh Navy Fleet (COMBAN)
Rear Admiral M Ashraful Huq, Director General, Bangladesh Coast Guard
Rear Admiral M Khaled Iqbal, Vice Chancellor, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University
Rear Admiral M Shafiul Azam, NUP, ndc, psc ,Senior Directing Staff (Navy), National Defence College
Rear Admiral M Zulfiqer Aziz, Chairman, Chottogram Port Authority
Rear Admiral M Mozammel Haq, Chairman, Mongla Port Authority.Military ranks of Bangladesh
The Military ranks of Bangladesh are the military insignia used by the Bangladesh Armed Forces.Mohammad Ruhul Amin
Ruhul Amin (Bengali: রুহুল আমিন; 1935–1971), better known as Shaheed Mohammad Ruhul Amin, was an engine room artificer in the Bangladesh Navy who was posthumously awarded the nation's highest bravery award, Bir Sreshtho, for his service during the Liberation War.Special Warfare Diving and Salvage
The Special Warfare Diving and Salvage (Bengali: স্পেশাল ওয়ারফেয়ার ডাইভিং অ্যান্ড স্যালভেজ) or SWADS is an elite special operations unit of the Bangladesh Navy. Members are professional soldiers and are recruited through the Bangladesh Navy. The SWADS is organized, trained and equipped along the lines of SEAL/UDT teams of the United States Navy SEALs and the Republic of Korea Navy UDT/SEAL.As of 2014, SWADS is believed to number a few hundred strong, and is based is in the southern port city of Chittagong. Its base is formally known as "BNS Nirvik".
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