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The Bangladesh Navy has a strength of 28,000 personnel including about 5,000 officers (2005 estimate). It is mostly limited to coastal patrolling, but it has already procured an ULSAN class frigate built in South Korea.

The Bangladesh Navy originally under Bangladesh Forces was created during the Bangladesh War of Independence in 1971 against Pakistan. Its official creation was established in July 1971 during the historic Bangladesh Sector Commanders Conference. In 1971, with West Pakistan imposing a military rule in East Pakistan, the Bangladesh War of Independence also known as Bangladesh Liberation War was truly underway. Many Bengali sailors and officers in the Pakistan Navy defected to form the Bangladesh Navy. On 9 November 1971, the first naval fleet consisting of six small ships was inaugurated. Initially, there were two ships and 45 navy personnel. These ships tried to carry out raids on the Pakistani fleet and later were mistakenly hit and sunk by Indian fighter planes on December 10, 1971. A major attack was launched on Mongla seaport. According to official figures from Bangladesh Navy, a total of 334 sailors were involved with the newly created navy with 22 being killed.These sailors were mostly Pakistan Navy trained divers who were absorbed into regular navy after the war ended.

  • Chief of Naval Staff – Vice Admiral Sarwar Jahan Nizam (C) ndu psc BN
  • Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Personnel) – Commodore M Farid Habib,(ND), ndc, psc, BN
  • Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Logistics) – Commodore Abul Khair Chowdhury, (E), ndc,psc, BN
  • Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Material) – Commodore Abul Khair Chowdhury, (E), ndc,psc, BN
  • Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Operations) – Rear Admiral Abu Sayed Mohammad Abdul Awal,(G),ndc, psc,MDS, BN
  • Director General Coast Guard – Commodore M Kader, (C) ndc afwc psc BN
  • Commodore Commanding Chittagong (COMCHIT) - Commodore Mudasser Nasir, (N), ncc, psc, BN
  • Commodore Commanding BN Flotilla (COMBAN) - Commodore Habibur Rahman Bhuiyan (C) psc BN
  • Commodore Commanding Khulna (COMKHUL) - Commodore M M Razib (G) ndc afwc psc BN
  • Commodore Superintendent Docyard (CSD) - Commodore M M Jasimuddin Bhuiyan (L) psc BN
  • The Naval Administrative Auithority Dhaka (Admin Dhaka)- Commodore M Farid Habib,(ND), ndc, psc, BN
  • Chairman, Chittagong port Authority - Commodore R U Ahmed (E) ndu afwc psc BN
Bangladesh Navy (BN) has its HQ at Banani, Dhaka. HQ has 4 branches, Operations (O), Personnel (P), Material (M) and Logistics (Log). Each branch is headed by officers who are considered as Principal Staff Officer (PSO)and known as Assistant Chief of Naval Staff, eg ACNS(O). Under each PSO there are various Directorates headed by Directors of Captain Rank. Under each Director there are Deputy Directors (DD) and Staff Officers (SO).

Operations Branch: Directorate of Naval Operations (DNO), Directorate of Naval Plans (DNP), Directorate of Naval Intelligence(DNI), Directorate of Works(D of Wks), Directorate of Naval Signals (D Sig), Directorate of Hydrography (D of Hydro);

Personnel Branch: Directorate of Personnel Services (DPS), Directorate of Medical Services(DMS), Directorate of naval Training(DNT), Directorate of Welfare(D of Wel), Directorate of Naval Education Services (DNES), Directorate of Civilian Personnel(DCP), Directorate of Medical Services(DMS);

Material Branch: Directorate of Naval Engineering(DNE), Directorate of Naval Weapon and Electrical Engineering (DNWEE), Directorate of Naval Armament Inspection and Supply (DNAIS), Directorate of Information Technology (DIT);

Logistics Branch: Directorate of Naval Stroes (DNS), Directorate of Naval Budget (D of Budget), Directorate of Technical Stores(DTS), Directorate of Pay Pension and Accounts(DPP&A);

List of Chiefs of Naval Staff
  • Captain Nurul Haq
  • Commodore Musharraf Hussain Khan
  • Rear Admiral Musharraf Hussain Khan
  • Rear Admiral Mahbub Ali khan
  • Rear Admiral Sultan Ahmed
  • Rear Admiral Amir Ahmed Mustafa
  • Commodore Muhammad Mohaiminul Islam (3rd May 1991 - 3rd June 1991)
  • Rear Admiral Muhammad Mohaiminul Islam (4th June 1991 - 3rd June 1995)
  • Rear Admiral Mohammad Nurul Islam (4th June 1995 - 3rd June 1999)
  • Rear Admiral Abu Taher (4th June 1999 - 3rd June 2002)
  • Rear Admiral Shah Iqbal Mujtaba (4th June 2002 - 9th January 2005)
  • Rear Admiral M Hasan Ali Khan (10th January 2005 - 9th February 2007)
  • Rear Admiral Sarwar Jahan Nizam (10 February 2007 - 22 May 2007)
  • Vice Admiral Sarwar Jahan Nizam (23 May 2007 - Present)

  • Ranks in the Navy
    1. Acting Sub-Lieutenant
    2. Sub-Lieutenant
    3. Lieutenant
    4. Lieutenant Commander
    5. Commander
    6. Captain
    7. Commodore
    8. Rear Admiral
    9. Vice Admiral
    10. Admiral
    11. Fleet Admiral

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