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  Military of Bangladesh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bangladesh is currently the leading contributor (with 9,457 members) to United Nations peacekeeping operations, with an infantry battalion in UNIKOM (Kuwait), an engineer battalion in UNTAET, (East Timor) and another infantry battalion scheduled for service in Sierra Leone in May 2000.
Bangladesh aims to have the option of remaining neutral in case of proximate war, and therefore not a formal member of any military alliance.
Bangladesh Armed Forces is active in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Angola, Somalia, Haiti, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Military_of_Bangladesh   (609 words)

  
 Bangladesh Navy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Bangladesh Navy was forged in times of war.
In 1971, with West Pakistan imposing a military rule in East Pakistan, the Bangladesh Liberation War was truly underway.
According to official figures from Bangladesh, a total of 334 naval freedom fighters were involved with the fledgling navy with 22 becoming martyrs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bangladesh_Navy   (370 words)

  
 Bangladesh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bangladesh is one of the founding members of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), BIMSTEC, and a member of the OIC and the D-8.
Bangladesh has instituted a unique system of transfer of power; at the end of the tenure of the government, power is handed over to members of a civil society for three months, who run the general elections and transfer the power to elected representatives.
Bangladesh is ethnically homogeneous, with Bengalis comprising 98% of the population.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bangladesh   (4077 words)

  
 Articles - Bangladesh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The borders of Bangladesh were set by the partition of India in 1947, when it became the eastern wing of Pakistan, separated from the western wing by 1,600 km (1,000 miles).
Bangladesh´s population ranks 8th in the world, but its area is ranked 93th, which is approximately 144,000 sq km.
Bangladesh has instituted an unique system of transfer of power: at the end of the tenure of the government, power is handed over to members of the civil society for three months, who run the general elections and transfer the power to elected representatives.
www.workze.com /articles/Bangladesh   (2899 words)

  
 Bangladesh (08/05)
Bangladesh was admitted to the United Nations in 1974 and was elected to a Security Council term in 1978 and again for a 2000-01 term.
Bangladesh is bordered on the west, north, and east by a 2,400-kilometer land frontier with India, and on the southeast by a land and water frontier (193 kilometers) with Burma.
Relations between Bangladesh and the United States were further strengthened by the participation of Bangladesh troops in the 1991 Gulf war coalition, and alongside U.S. forces in numerous UN peacekeeping operations, including Haiti in 1994, as well as by the assistance of a U.S. naval task force after a disastrous March 1991 cyclone in Bangladesh.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3452.htm   (8360 words)

  
 Ship prefix - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Today the common practice is to use a single prefix for all warships of a nation's navy, and other prefixes for auxiliaries and ships of allied services, such as coast guards.
Each navy has its own system: the United States Navy uses hull classification symbols, and the Royal Navy and other navies of Europe and the Commonwealth use pennant numbers.
In the Royal Netherlands Navy, "HNLMS" is the prefix in English, a translation of the Dutch original "Hr.Ms." or "Zr.Ms.".
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/ship_prefix   (776 words)

  
 Bangladesh Navy - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Bangladesh took another step toward political stability with a presidential election in June.
Although Bangladesh remains one of the poorest nations in the world, it was able to achieve genuine economic...
If Pakistan's February 22 recognition of Bangladesh, followed the next day by Prime Minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's dramatic trip to Lahore for the Islamic summit, was the year's most spectacular event, its most disappointing was the fiasco of Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto's June 27-29...
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=Bangladesh+Navy   (201 words)

  
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The government has deployed the entire Bangladesh Air Force, one unit of the Bangladesh Navy, and over 125,000 armed personnel of the Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Rifles, Police and Ansars in the CHT in order to seize the tribal farmlands and villages.
The Bangladesh Constitution, which was adopted in 1972, did not mention either the Special Status of the CHT or the CHT Regulation of 1900 to safeguard the interest of the indigenous people.
Obviously, the Bangladesh armed forces are seizing tribal farmlands by killing the tribal farmers, by herding them into concentration camps, by sponsoring terrorism against them, by pushing them out of the country, and by cheating them for their co-religionists 60,61).
www.halcyon.com /pub/FWDP/Eurasia/cht_cris.txt   (6261 words)

  
 Bangladesh navy locates sunken ferry - Water Voices - HindustanTimes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Bangladesh navy experts used sonar to find the remains of a ferry nearly half a kilometre (mile) from where it sank in a huge river whirlpool last week, killing more than 400 people.
Ferry disasters occur frequently in Bangladesh, where marine laws are rarely enforced despite huge loss of life every year.
Death toll from floods in Bangladesh climbs to 123
www.hindustantimes.com /2005/May/21/6321_308307,0016001100070006.htm   (297 words)

  
 Metropolitan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
It was alleged that BSF troops intruded into Bangladesh territory and detained the fishermen along with their fishing net and boat.
As the PM reached the parade ground, Navy Chief Rear Admiral M Hassan Ali Khan, Commodore Commanding Chittagong Commander Bazlur Rahman and Commanding Officer of Bangladesh Naval Academy Capt M Nasir received her in a ceremonial motorcade of Bangladesh Navy.
DG of Bangladesh Railway AFM Mustafizur Rahman, high officials of railway, project directors and senior officials of the Communications Ministry were present at the meeting.
independent-bangladesh.com /news/dec/30/30122005mt.htm   (5409 words)

  
 Bangladesh Army   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
During the time of reorganisation of the Bangladesh forces in 1971, the Supreme Commander felt the necessity of restructuring the signal units to suit the need of time.
Bangladesh Army Education Corps is entrusted with the responsibility of officers' academic training, troops' education training and formulation of troops' information and motivation programmes at various levels.
Bangladesh Army recently took an epoch-making decision to induct women in officers’ corps.
www.bangladesharmy.info /history/hisarmy.htm   (2728 words)

  
 Sunken Bangladesh ferry yet to be found -DAWN - International; July 12, 2003
The Bangladesh navy vessel Shaibal reached Chandpur at 8:50 this evening and was preparing for rescue operation, the local deputy commissioner said over telephone.
FERRY NOT FOUND: Bangladesh navy divers used metal detectors on Friday in a vain effort to locate a river ferry that was sucked into a whirlpool nearly three days ago, killing most of the hundreds of people on board (agencies add).
He said authorities had called in more navy vessels with “superior equipment” to try to find the triple-decker M.V. Nasrin-1, which was believed to be under 60 metres of water in the rain-swollen river and could have been dragged downstream by strong currents.
www.dawn.com /2003/07/12/int4.htm   (811 words)

  
 Military of Bangladesh: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The bangladesh air force (bangladesh biman bahini in bangla) is the aviation branch of the bangladesh armed forces....
The Bangladesh Navy is mostly limited to coastal patrolling, EHandler: no quick summary.
Bangladesh is currently the second-leading contributor to United Nations United Nations quick summary:
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/mi/military_of_bangladesh.htm   (1267 words)

  
 Bangladesh navy joins ferry search - theage.com.au
Sunday 13 July 2003, 6:30 AM A navy ship joined the search for a sunken ferry that went down in a flood-swollen river in southern Bangladesh, while rescuers recovered 23 more bodies, officials said.
A navy survey ship with radar equipment joined three salvage ships in the search for the ferry, thought to be under 60 metres of water.
But strong currents and bad weather were hampering the search operation, an officer aboard the navy ship said on condition of anonymity.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2003/07/13/1058034859091.html   (444 words)

  
 BANGLADESH-CHINA DEFENCE CO-OPERATION AGREEMENTS STRATEGIC IMPLICATIONS: An Analysis
Bangladesh is bounded West and North by India, East by India and Burma and South by the Bay of Bengal.
Bangladesh is conscious of the fact that its territory is being used by Pakistan’s ISI, Al Qaeda and other insurgent groups for anti-India activities.
Bangladesh Armed Forces personnel were participating in US Pacific Command’s training events and the US Marines had carried out familiarization exercises in Bangladesh.
www.saag.org /papers6/paper582.html   (1991 words)

  
 The News Today
Bangladesh gets data on the water levels of the Ganges and some other important rivers that flow from India during the rainy season but the government said it was not sufficient to make forecasts of possible floods in the country.
Bangladesh was hit by a flood in July and August in 2004 that left more than 700 people dead and 38 percent of the country under water, forcing millions to flee their homes.
Bangladesh Navy personnel seized about 47 lac 6 thousand and 6 hundred metres of current nets worth about Taka 16 crore 52 lac and 49 thousand in different raids in the Hilsha breeding areas of the country recently, says an ISPR press release.
www.newstoday-bd.com /metropolis.asp?newsdate=3/13/2006   (1841 words)

  
 Defense   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Bangladesh Army, Navy, and Air Force are composed of regular military members.
China, Pakistan, and eastern Europe are is the major defense suppliers to Bangladesh, but military leaders are trying to find affordable alternatives to Chinese equipment.
Bangladesh is currently the second-leading contributor to UN peacekeeping operations, with an infantry battalion in UNIKOM (Kuwait), an engineer battalion in UNTAET, (East Timor) and another infantry battalion scheduled for Sierra Leone in May 2000.
www.webbangladesh.com /history_culture/history_defense.htm   (436 words)

  
 Bangladesh rescuers yet to find sunken ferry - Water Voices - HindustanTimes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Bangladesh navy divers used metal detectors on Friday in a vain effort to locate a river ferry that was sucked into a whirlpool nearly three days ago, killing most of the hundreds of people on board.
He said authorities had called in more navy vessels with "superior equipment" to try to find the triple-decker M.V. Nasreen, which was believed to be under 60 metres (200 feet) of water in the rain-swollen river and could have been dragged downstream by strong currents.
Ferry disasters occur frequently in Bangladesh, where shipping rules are regularly flouted and marine laws seldom enforced despite huge loss of life every year.
www.hindustantimes.com /2005/May/24/6321_305819,0016001100070006.htm   (616 words)

  
 Ship prefix - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Ship prefixes in the United States Navy have consistently been "United States Type", where Type was "Ship", "Sloop", "Bark", and so on.
The use of ship prefixes is not universal; in particular neither the Third Reich's Kriegsmarine nor the Imperial Japanese Navy seem to have used prefixes, although "DKM" and "HIJMS" respectively are often seen in English works.
United States ships that have not been commissioned in the Navy yet don't hold the title of USS, it holds the title of PCU (Pre-commissioned unit) For example, say a shipyard is building a new aircraft carrier:— The Neversail.
encyclopedia.learnthis.info /s/sh/ship_prefix.html   (373 words)

  
 . : :  B a n g l a d e s h  M i l i t a r y  F o r c e s  : : .   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Bangladesh Navy was established in April 7, 1972 to maintain sovereignty over the nation's territorial waters, to safeguard Bangladesh's economic interest and exercise maritime control within the exclusive economic zone and the continental shelf, and to protect Bangladeshi shipping lines and it's merchant fleet.
At present the Navy is composed of 14,950 personnel including 1,081 officers whom operate a mix of both aged and modern ships of different origins primarily Chinese, British, South Korean and American (USA).
The personnel and warships are stationed in various naval bases around the country, with the largest base located in Chittagong where the Bangladesh Naval Academy is also situated at, while other major facilities are at Kaptai, Khulna, and Mongla.
www.bdmilitary.com /main/military/sea/navy/navy.htm   (190 words)

  
 Strategic Affairs - Weapons & Equipment
The vessel is said to be based on the Charlie-I class nuclear submarine which the Indian Navy had leased from Russia and later returned after the expiry of the lease.
BANGLADESH NOT only has a new prime minister, its tiny navy also has a new frigate the Bangabandhu which was ceremonially commissioned in June.
Aside from the Bangabandhu, the Bangladesh Navy comprises four obsolete frigates: BNS Abu Bahr and Ali Haider (ex-UK Leopard class), the Umar Farooq (ex-Salisbury class) and the Chinese built Osman, a Jianghu class frigate commissioned in 1989.
www.stratmag.com /issue2Oct-15/page02.htm   (1900 words)

  
 Metro
The Bangladesh Navy is planning to make this move at a time when the parliamentary standing committee on the shipping ministry, the Chittagong Port Authority and other bodies strongly suggest re-location of the existing base, BNS Flotilla, to prevent ship accidents in the channel in the future.
Navy sources said the harbour project was in a very preliminary stage and they were conducting a feasibility study.
Demand for re-locating the naval base is always made after an accident at or near the ‘cutting bend’, but the navy authorities express their inability to move the harbour on grounds of financial constraint, said a senior CPA official.
www.newagebd.com /2005/jul/09/met.html   (2643 words)

  
 .:: THE BANGLADESH OBSERVER - Net Edition ::.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The inauguration of the website on the novels of Bangladesh www.bangladeshinovels.com was held recently in the Institute of Modern Languages Auditorium of Dhaka University.
Bangladesh Navy Personnel in co-operation with Coast Guard, Customs and other law enforcing agencies recovered smuggled goods worth about Taka 67 lakh in different raids in the coastal areas during the month of September says an ISPR Press release.
The leaders said highest number of puja mandops were erected this year in Dhaka City and the government took all necessary measures for celebration of Durga puja in a peaceful environment.
www.bangladeshobserveronline.com /new/2003/10/07/city.htm   (1322 words)

  
 The Daily Star Web Edition Vol. 4 Num 142   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The sensitive Bangladesh Navy fleet and valuable equipment should be shifted from the vulnerable Chittagong Port channel to avoid further risk from reckless vessel movement and collision.
Bangladesh Navy and the Department of Shipping also constituted two separate probe bodies.
Quoting the statement sent to the committee by the navy, the report said 18 navy ships and the jetty installation of BNS Isha Kha incurred damage more or less under the impact of collision and 16 navy staff of different levels were injured.
www.thedailystar.net /2003/10/16/d31016011313.htm   (489 words)

  
 Strategic Affairs - Weapons & Equipment
THE BNS Bangabandhu is the first South Korean built frigate to enter service with the Bangladesh Navy.
The Bangladesh Navy also has four frigates, two belonging to the now obsolete Royal Navy Leopard class.
These are the BN Abu Bakr and Al Haidar (both built in the 1950s and transferred in 1978 and 1982 respectively), a Salisbury class frigate Umar Farooq and the Chinese built Jianghu frigate Osman commissioned in 1989.
www.stratmag.com /issue2July-15/page02.htm   (986 words)

  
 Metropolitan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
At the function National Standard was given to the Navy flotilla for its outstanding contribution to maritime defence of the country.
Elaborating on development in the navy under the present government, Khaleda said five offshore patrol ships had been purchased from the UK for round-the- clock vigilance to protect the marine resources within the huge maritime boundary as well as ensure safe movement of commercial ships.
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia believed that the officers and sailors of Bangladesh Navy, with patriotism, courage and skill, would make time-worthy contribution to exacting the enormous role of the sea for the development of national economy.
independent-bangladesh.com /news/oct/04/04102004mt.htm   (3974 words)

  
 .:: THE BANGLADESH OBSERVER - Net Edition ::.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
An anti-smuggling squad of the Bangladesh Navy during their routine patrol in the coastal areas in Chittagong on Sunday (17.07.2005) recovered 9,000 bags of locally made urea fertilizer worth about Taka 22 lakh 50 thouĀ­sand from two mechanised boat from the vicinity of Hatia Island and arrested all its 9 crew, says a Press release.
Sensing the presence of the Navy, the boat made a desperate attempt to flee away but the Navy personnel managed to apprehend the boats after a brief chase.
The overall objective of the Danida PSD Programme (www.psdbangladesh.com) is to contribute to the economic and social development of Bangladesh by attracting Danish technology and investment in the private secĀ­tor of Bangladesh.
www.bangladeshobserveronline.com /new/2005/07/20/city.htm   (1754 words)

  
 Online edition of Daily News - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Bangladesh also expressed readiness to be of any assistance to the people of Sri Lanka at this difficult time.
Bangladesh will also send: Medical and Engineering teams from the Bangladesh Armed Forces, Seven water purification plants, four Gemini boats and two bell helicopters.
Two medical teams comprising 48 officers/personnel from the Bangladesh Army, Navy, and Air Force together with emergency relief materials had arrived in Colombo, by the Bangladesh Air Force equipped to run field hospitals.
www.dailynews.lk /2005/01/03/new26.html   (252 words)

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