Bangladesh Armed Forces
The Bangladesh Armed Forces (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ সশস্ত্র বাহিনী, romanized: Bangladesh Sashastra Bahinī) are the combined military forces of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. It has three uniformed military services: the Bangladesh Army, the Bangladesh Navy and the Bangladesh Air Force.
|Bangladesh Armed Forces|
|বাংলাদেশ সশস্ত্র বাহিনী|
Bangladesh Shoshostro Bahinī
|Motto||"চির উন্নত মম শির" (de facto)|
"Ever High is My Head"
|Founded||11 July 1971|
|Current form||7 April 1972|
|Service branches|| Bangladesh Army|
Bangladesh Air Force
|Headquarters||Armed Forces Division Headquarters, Dhaka Cantonment|
|Commander-in-Chief||President Mohammed Shahabuddin|
|Head of Armed Forces Division and Minister of Defence||Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina|
|Principal Staff Officer||Lieutenant General Waqar Uz Zaman|
|Military age||18 years of age|
|Active personnel||163,050 |
|Deployed personnel||6,417 |
|Budget||৳37691 crore (US$3.5 billion)|
|Percent of GDP||1.3% (2021 est.)|
|History||Bangladesh War of Independence |
Chittagong Hill Tracts Insurgency
|Ranks||Military ranks of Bangladesh|
Medals and decorations change
Gallantry awards change
- Bir Sreshtho-(Bengali: বীরশ্রেষ্ঠ; literally, "The Most Valiant Hero"), the highest gallantry award
- Bir Uttom- (Bengali: বীর উত্তম; literally, "Better among Braves"), the second highest gallantry award
- Bir Bikrom- (Bengali: বীর বিক্রম; literally, "Valiant hero"), the third highest gallantry award
- Bir Protik- (Bengali: বীর প্রতীক; literally, "Symbol of Bravery or Idol of Courage"), the fourth highest gallantry award
Service medals change
- Order of Military Merit
- Jestha Padak I (10 years service)
- Jestha Padak II (20 years service)
- Jestha Padak III (30 years service)
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