Bangladesh Infantry Regiment
|Bangladesh Infantry Regiment|
Cap badge of the Bangladesh Infantry Regiment
|Active||20 January 2001-Present|
|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 Bangladesh Infantry Regiment 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.
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:
- 17th Battalion, Bangladesh Infantry Regiment
- 8th Battalion, Bangladesh Infantry Regiment
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