Bangladesh Infantry Regiment

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Bangladesh Infantry Regiment
BIR monogram.jpg
Cap badge of the Bangladesh Infantry Regiment
Active 20 January 2000-Present
Country Bangladesh
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Garrison/HQ Rajshahi
Nickname(s) The Regiment of the Millennium

The Bangladesh Infantry Regiment is an infantry regiment of the Bangladesh Army. It was raised in 2001 as the second combat regiment after the legendary 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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The regiment deployed eight battalions to Bangladesh's UN peacekeeping commitments:

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