Bangladesh Navy

In War and Peace Invincible at Sea




Admiral M Nazmul Hassan, OSP, NPP, ndc, ncc, psc assumed the command of Bangladesh Navy as the 17th Chief of Naval Staff on 24th July 2023. Born on 2nd February 1967, the Admiral is a second-generation Military officer. Throughout his four-decade-long and illustrious career, he has demonstrated exemplary military acumen and leadership skills. He has commanded all types of naval ships, establishment and held appointments at higher headquarters with utmost dedication and success. Admiral Nazmul has received extensive professional training in military strategies, operations, command and leadership from both at home and abroad. Some of his major professional courses include the "Naval Command Course" and “Naval Staff Course” at Naval War College, USA. He is a graduate of Defence Services Command and Staff College and an alumnus of National Defence College, Mirpur. The officer attained his specialization in Navigation from India. His academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Science degree from Chattogram University and Masters in Defence Studies from National University, Bangladesh. The Admiral, being a passionate seafarer, proved himself worthy of being entrusted with the command responsibilities from the very early stage of his career in the Navy. He held the most coveted operational command of Bangladesh Navy Fleet as COMBAN. During his early career, he has successfully commanded a number of ships including Training Frigate BNS UMAR FAROOQ. His other operational command experiences include Commander Naval Aviation and Commander of Special Forces (SWADS). As a senior staff officer, he served as Director Naval Operations and Director Naval Intelligence at the Naval Headquarters. He was also appointed as Director, Civil-Military Relations at the Armed Forces Division. Before taking over the helm of the Navy, he was appointed as Assistant Chief of Navy Personnel and Operations respectively. As the Commander Chattogram Naval Area (COMCHIT), he commanded the largest naval area. During his tenure as COMCHIT, he performed a pivotal role in the International Fleet Review (IFR) 2022 and organized the same. Previously he was also appointed as the Commandant, Bangladesh Naval Academy. In the international arena, Admiral Nazmul has extensively represented Bangladesh Navy in overseas engagements, including several international seminars and naval exercises. He is a proud "Blue Flag" bearer as a member of the UN in former Yugoslavia. The admiral is a proven diplomat too. He served as the High Commissioner of Bangladesh to the Republic of Maldives. As the High Commissioner, he made significant contributions towards the development of bilateral ties between Bangladesh and the Maldives. The Admiral was awarded the Extraordinary Service Medal (OSP) for his outstanding professional excellence. He was also adorned with the “Navy Proficiency Medal” (NPP) – for his extra-ordinary academic performance and meritorious contribution to the service. Admiral Nazmul is married to Nadia Sultana, who is serving as President, Bangladesh Navy Family Welfare Association and Chief Patron BN Ladies Club. They are blessed with a son and a daughter.  Admiral Nazmul is a vivid reader and a keen golfer.  
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  • Mission

    The mission of Bangladesh Navy is to defend the country from threats emanating on, above and under the sea; promote and protect our maritime interest, assist maritime governance and contribute to the diplomatic objective of our nation.

  • Vision

    Bangladesh Navy shall evolve into a credible three dimensional navy capable of maintaining an effective posture across the full spectrum of any conflict at sea. Bangladesh Navy shall also be able to undertake constabulary and benign tasks to ensure good order at sea for carrying out national maritime economic activities.


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If you are a young gentleman passed HSC exam with required qualification and aspiration to build up a challenging career then Bangladesh Navy is the right place for you. Bangladesh Naval Academy is waiting for you to support fulfilling your dreams.

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A fresh post graduate or graduate can select the career in Bangladesh if he/she is looking for an exciting career with lots of opportunities to see the world. No other service in the nation can offer you this opportunity offered by Bangladesh Navy, why don’t you take a chance?

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Bangladesh Navy is the right place for physically fit, energetic and intelligent boys to join in as a sailor. The New Entry Training School can provide you the required training to be a proud member of Bangladesh Navy.

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Hilsha is our national fish. It provides us necessary protein. Hilsha below 23 cm in length is called Jatka. Catching Jatka is illegal image descriptionaccording to the law. But fishermen catch Jhatka indiscriminately thus creating scarcity of Hilsha in peak season. Bangladesh Navy ships had been operating from 2001 to stop Jhatka catch in Bhola, Haita, Ramgati, Barisal, Pathaghata and adjacent area.

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General Operation

Bangladesh Navy (BN)operates to safeguard the sovereignty over the internal waters & territorial sea, and to ensure sovereign rights over the Contiguous Zone, Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and Continental Shelf of Bangladesh while supporting riverine and maritime economic activities including free flow of riverine & sea borne trade. Since its inception BN has carried out many operations which includes both operations of liberation war and peace time operations. The war time operation involved conventional as well as unconventional operation. The peace time operation was mainly related to anti-smuggling, anti-piracy, fishery protection, disaster management, pollution control, Search & Rescue (SAR), policing &marshaling duties for important/sensitive cargo carrying merchant vessels and many others involved in aid to civil power.

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To rehabilitate the homeless and landless people of the rural area a project named "ASRAYAN-2 PROJECT" was launched by the govt in 1997. This was entirely image description materialized by Bangladesh Army and Bangladesh Navy. Since Bangladesh is a country of low land and it has approx 700 KM of coastline, a good number of people live in the coastal area. Bangladesh Navy took all the initiative to build low cost houses In the process of construction of low cost houses. BN uses its ships, various types of small and medium boats, mechanized country boats, trucks and many other means. The total effort of the navy personnel, local administration and the local people makes the Project successful. So far Bangladesh Navy has constructed lots of low cost houses in the districts of Cox's Bazar, Chattogram, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Bhola, Barguna, Bagerhat etc. At present Bangladesh Navy has been given with the responsibility of constructing huge low cost houses in coastal areas under the project called "ASHRAYAN-2". Total handed over and under constructed "ASHRAYAN-2" are shown below: S. No. YEARS WORK ORDER OF BARRACK HOUSE HAND OVER & UNDER CONSTRUCTION 1. 1997-1998 4 Handed over 2. 1999-2000 55 Handed over 3. 2003-2004 64 Handed over 4. 2000-2001 39 Handed over 5. 2004-2005 250 Handed over 6. 2005-2006 655 Handed over 7. 2006-2007 373 Handed over 8. 2007-2008 206 Handed over 9. 2008-2009 208 Handed over 10. 2009-2010 16 Handed over 11. 2010-2011 196 Handed over 12. 2011-2012 161 Handed over 13. 2012-2013 207 Handed over 14 2013-2014 244 Handed over 15 2014-2015 52 Handed over 16 2015-2016 314 Handed over 17 2016-2017 101 Handed over 18 2017-2018 181 Handed over 19 2018-2019 192 Handed over = 112, Under Construction = 80 20 2019-2020 101 Under Construction          

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    HET Exam July 2023 Result

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    CPO Promotion Exam Result Final

    19 Sep 2023, Tuesday
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    SCPO Promotion Exam Result Final

    19 Sep 2023, Tuesday
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    MCPO Promotion Exam Result Final

    19 Sep 2023, Tuesday
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    Seniority list of employees for consideration of promotion from 11th grade to 9th grade and from 13th and 14th grade to 10th grade civilian posts in the organizational structure of Bangladesh Navy

    31 Aug 2023, Thursday
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    Written Exam Result- DEO 2024A Batch

    24 Aug 2023, Thursday
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    Date and Schedule of Health Examination and Form Fill-up of the Preliminarily Selected Candidates for Recruitment of Civilian Non-Technical Employee in Bangladesh Navy

    23 Aug 2023, Wednesday

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    12-Sep-2023 Sailor, Female Sailor and MODC-Navy Admission 2024A Batch 12-Sep-2023
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News and Events

  • Courtesy meeting of Deputy Chief of Staff- Admin of Qatar Armed Forces visiting Bangladesh with Acting Chief of Naval Staff
    17-Sep-2023 10:19 pm

  • 199 members of the Navy received the United Nations Peacekeeping Medal in South Sudan
    13-Sep-2023 10:14 pm

  • Navy provided free medical care to the Saint Martin Island
    10-Sep-2023 10:16 pm

  • Honorable Prime Minister inaugurated the Navy and Air Force Selection Board-2023
    03-Sep-2023 10:28 am

  • Navy chief M Nazmul Hasan was promoted to the rank of Admiral
    03-Sep-2023 10:27 am

  • Navy continues to provide emergency food items to the water-logged people in Pekua, Cox's Bazar
    13-Aug-2023 12:01 am

  • Courtesy Meeting of Chief of Naval Staff with Honorable Prime Minister
    31-Jul-2023 10:29 pm

  • Arrival of Italian Navy Ship at Chattogram Port on a Goodwill Visit
    31-Jul-2023 10:27 pm

  • CNS Call On with HPM Dt 26-07-2023
    27-Jul-2023 03:24 am

  • CNS News for Handing and Taking Ceremony Dt 24-07-2023
    24-Jul-2023 10:00 pm

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