Bangladesh Infantry Regiment

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Bangladesh Infantry Regiment
BIR monogram.jpg
Cap badge of the Bangladesh Infantry Regiment
Active 20 January 2001-Present
Country Bangladesh
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Size 59 Battalions[verification needed]
Garrison/HQ Rajshahi
Nickname(s) The Birs (Mighty)
Motto(s) "Powerful ,Fast ,Superior"
March Chal Chal Chal

The Bangladesh Infantry Regiment is an infantry regiment of the Bangladesh Army. It was raised in 2001 as the second combat regiment after the East Bengal Regiment. The regiment was raised initially by transferring units of the East Bengal Regiment to the new regimental centre, before its own recruits were trained. This regiment was the first new unit raised by Bangladesh Army in the 21st Century, and consequently is also known as the Regiment of the Millennium.

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Its stated role is to seek out, close with and destroy the enemy, within a traditional infantry combat scenario, however, the regiment also provides aid to the civilian government when called upon and also contributes regularly to Bangladesh's peacekeeping commitments overseas. The regiment deployed eight battalions to Bangladesh's UN peacekeeping commitments:

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