Honour & Medal

Military Awards

Considering the heroic and gallantry acts Bangladesh Navy grants military awards. The military awards consist of the operational awards and non-operational awards. In addition, commemorative awards, for special occasions may be instituted as and when necessary.

Operational Awards.

  • Bir Sreshtho This award shall be conferrable upon personnel of any rank who have performed acts of the greatest heroism of the most conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme danger and have shown bravery of the highest order or devotion to the country in the presence of the enemy on land, at sea, or in the air
  • Bir Uttom This award shall be conferrable upon personnel of any rank for acts of valour, courage, or devotion to duty performed on land, at sea, or in the air in the face of the enemy.
  • Bir Bikram This award shall be conferrable upon personnel of any rank for gallant and distinguished service in combat.
  • Bir Protik This award shall be conferrable upon personnel of any rank for gallantry and distinguished service performed in combat.

Non-Operational Awards

  • The proposal for awarding non-operational medal is being processed by Ministry of Defence.

Commemorative Awards ( for special occasions ).

  • This commemorative awards is awarded on special occasions and may be instituted as and when necessary.

Liberation Commemorative Awards

  • Rono Taroka (Campaign Star) R.T. It is awardable to all ranks of the Bangladesh Forces ( Mukti Bahini), both regulars ( Niyomito Bahini ) and citizen soldiers ( Gono Bahini), who actively fought with the forces sectors and were borne on the strength of the Bangladesh Forces for a minimum period of 21 days.
  • Samar Padak (War Medal) S.P. It is awardable to all ranks of the Bangladesh Forces ( Mukti Bahini), both regulars (Niyomito Bahini) and citizen soldiers ( Gono Bahini ), who were on the strength of the Forces as well as those who fought inside Bangladesh.
  • Mukti Taroka (Liberation Star) M.T. It is awardable to all ranks of the Bangladesh Forces who were members of the erstwhile Pakistan Armed Forces in both the wings of east while Pakistan or anywhere outside Pakistan and defended or revolted against Pakistan and formed the nucleus of Bangladesh Forces up to 17th April, 1971 ( the day the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh was formed ) and fought back with the occupation forces in Bangladesh in order to give the initial resistance.
  • Joy Padak (Victory Medal) J.P.

    It is awardable to all ranks of the Bangladesh Forces ( Mukti Bahini), both regulars ( Niyomito Bahini), and citizen soldiers ( Gono Bahini), who were on the strength of the Bangladesh Forces on the 16th December, 1971 ( Victory Day ).






  • Sangbidhan Padak (Constitution Medal) S.P.

    It is awardable to all ranks of the Bangladesh Forces who were on the strength of the Bangladesh Forces when the Government promulgated the Constitution on the 16th December, 1972.