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Military Analysis: Face Bangladesh Army At Your Own Risk
A Small South Asian country with vast military capabilities, Bangladesh has been on media for quite sometimes for it's Military. The capabilities of Bangladesh Armed Forces is well known to it's neighboring forces since Indo-Pak War of 1965, When Bangladesh Army's 1st Bengal Regiment single handed gave Indian Army the most humiliating defeat of their history and how they drove Pakistan out in 1971. However, a recent Military Analysis shows that Bangladesh Army is now more powerful than Ever.
Bangladesh has been labeled as Defenders Paradise by Military Analysts due to It's very strategic layout. According to experts, It is almost impossible for a single country to beat Bangladesh Army at frontal war due to Bangladesh geographic location and Army's clever layout. Further beyond, It is also said that it's two biggest current threat India and Myanmar can't afford to face Bangladesh in a full frontal war. In order for either India or Myanmar to attack Bangladesh, They have to use at least 21 divisions for attack which means India have to bring in Soldiers from It's border with China, Pakistan and Bangladesh, which leaves the whole border almost defenseless. Which will leave Bangladesh Army's guerrilla force totally uncontested to attack into India.
As for Myanmar, It is almost next to impossible to beat Bangladesh Army due to It's army's lack of Experience and weapons.
According to Australian Navy's report, Bangladesh Navy's Submarine purchase is much more than just Patrolling it's maritime boundary. Navy is awaiting arrival of two Ming-Class Submarine which will be placed in newly constructed base near Bangladesh-India Border. Why would Bangladesh Navy purchase aging Ming-Class submarine? Good Question. The reason behind the purchase of two Ming class is to warm up it's Navy before procurement of two more Kilo Class from Russia and Three more classified submarine from Turkey by 2019. So, The navy can brace itself for a fleet consisting seven submarine by 2021.
It is important to know that most of Bangladesh Navy's information and procurement are kept secret until given green signal from Ministry of Defense. Such as the formation of SWADS were kept classified until 2009. There are rumors that Bangladesh Navy is building another special forces named "ODD71", However, all information has been kept intact.
Bangladesh Armed Force's Strength
Active Personnel: 350,000 (Active) / 2,280,000 (Reserved)
Inventory: 1400+ APC, 600 Tanks, 100+ Self Propelled Artillery, 5000+ Anti Tank Missile, 10 Aircraft
Personnel: 48,000 (Active) / 1,500 (SWADS and Commandos) / Reserve: Classified
Fleet: 160+ Ships and 7 Aircraft (Active) / 36 Ships (Under Development)
Personnel: 52,000 (Active) / Reserve: Classified
Aircraft: 170 (Active) / 46+ (On Order excluding UAV)
Personnel: 1,400 (Active)
Fleet: 60 Ships (Active) / 27 Ships and Two Aircraft (Order)
This Data was updated on March 22 2015, More Equipment are under negotiation