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Bangladesh Navy

Active 1971 - present

Country Bangladesh

Allegiance Bangladesh

Branch Navy

Role Naval Warfare

Size 24,000 personnel

Part of Bangladesh Armed Forces

Naval Headquarter Dhaka Cantonment

Nickname BN

Patron The President of Bangladesh

Motto শান্তিতে সংগ্রামে সমুদ্রে দূর্জয়
In War and Peace Invincible at Sea

Anniversaries 26 March, 7 November, 16 December.

Engagements 1971 Bangladesh War of Liberation

Chief of the Naval Staff Vice Admiral Zahir UddinAhmed (ND), ndc, psc, BN

The Bangladesh Navy ( বাংলাদেশ নৌবাহিনী ) is the navalarm of the Bangladesh Armed Forces . At present the navy is mostly limited to coastalpatrolling, however it is implementing an ambitious procurement and expansion program to ensure the security ofBangladesh's maritime boundary . The Bangladesh Navy is presently undergoing major transformation under the leadership of present Chief of the Naval Staff Vice Admiral Zahir. Last year (2010) contracts were signed for a total of 11 ships out of which 8 are new construction. A contract for 2 helicopters was signed with Agusta Westland in 2009. On 23 June 2011 contract was signed with Ruag for supply of 2 Dornier 228 NG MPA.

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