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Two more BGB battalions in Dhaka zone soon

Discussion in 'Bangladesh Defence Forum' started by The Ronin, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. The Ronin

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    The government is soon going to form two new battalions of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) to help the civil administration in the Dhaka region in times of crisis. They would be stationed in Gazipur and Narayanganj districts as reserve battalions for deployment in and around Dhaka, if needed, according to sources in the BGB and the home ministry.

    Once the proposed units are formed, the total number of BGB battalions would go up to 63, the sources said.

    A senior officer of the BGB headquarters told The Independent they had recently sent a proposal on forming two new battalions to the Public Security Service of the home ministry. “The authorities concerned have already allocated the required land for stationing the new battalions,” he said. “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has already given her consent to the formation of the new battalions in keeping with the 'Vision-2014' of the paramilitary force,” he added.

    According to the officer, the BGB wants to begin the activities of the new battalions in Gazipur and Narayanganj by September this year.

    There are two battalions of the BGB in its headquarters in Peelkhana. In times of any crisis, members of this paramilitary force are deployed in and around the capital to help the civil administration maintain law and order.

    As part of ‘Vision-2041’, the BGB authorities formed the Ramu sector last year to ensure border security in the country’s south-eastern region. About 59,000 BGB members maintain

    security along borders with neighbouring countries India and Myanmar.

    The paramilitary force has already introduced a ‘smart border management system’ by installing the state-of-the-art technology at the border points.

    It jas also formed a ‘Border Tourism’ section under the BGB Welfare Trust to help tourists visit the historical places and other tourist attractions at 4,427 border points in the country.

    The BGB is going to set up an air wing at Baitul Izzat and Satkania.