10th Infantry Division (Bangladesh)

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10th Infantry Division
Active 01 March 2015 - present
Country  Bangladesh
Allegiance  Bangladesh
Branch  Bangladesh Army
Type Infantry
Size Division
Garrison/HQ Ramu Cantonment
Commanders
Current
commander
Major General Mohammad Maksudur Rahman

The 10th Infantry Division is a formation of the Bangladesh Army. It's located in Cox's Bazar district. It's one of the two division in Chittagong Division, it was formed as part of the development vision of Bangladesh Armed Forces Forces Goal 2030.

History[edit]

Chittagong division has history of ethnic and religious strife. To tackle the problem & to protect the new maritime boundary increasing army's capability in the area was necessary. With that in mind initiative were being taken to establish an infantry division in the area, it was part of the development vision of Bangladesh Armed Forces Forces Goal 2030.[1]

On 19 April 2014 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina confirmed the approval for a new cantonment in Ramu.[2]

Sheikh Hasina formally announced the raising 10th Infantry Division and the brigade and regiments under it by raising the flag, on 1 March 2015.

Flag of seven units including 2 Infantry Brigade was hoisted on 10 March 2016.[3] Seven newly formed unit flag hoisting ceremony was held on 9 February 2017.[4]

Formation[edit]

Under the division there are two infantry brigade, one artillery brigade, five infantry regiments, three artillery regiment,one engineering battalion & other various units including SSD Ramu & a field workshop unit.[5][6][7][8] Major General Mohammad Maksudur Rahman is the current commander of the division.[9]

Combat Arms

  • Regiment of Artillery
    • 10 Artillery Brigade
    • 23 Field Regiment Artillery
    • 40 Field Regiment Artillery
    • 41 Medium Regiment Artillery
  • Infantry:
    • 2 Infantry Brigade
    • 97 Infantry Brigade
    • 16 Cavalry Unit
    • 8 East Bengal Regiment
    • 24 Infantry Battalion
    • 60 East Bengal Regiment
    • 36 Bangladesh Infantry Regiment
    • 37 Bangladesh Infantry Regiment
    • 38 Bangladesh Infantry Regiment
    • 39 Bangladesh Infantry Regiment
    • 24 Infantry Battalion

Combat support

  • Ordnance Corps
    • 509 Division Ordnance Company
    • 10 Independent Ammunition Platoon

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Remain alert against terrorism and militancy: PM to army". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 2016-11-27. 
  2. ^ "Ramu to see new cantonment | Dhaka Tribune". www.dhakatribune.com. Retrieved 2016-11-27. 
  3. ^ "PM to army: Stay alert to face internal and external threats | Dhaka Tribune". archive.dhakatribune.com. Retrieved 2016-11-27. 
  4. ^ "রামু সেনানিবাসে কক্সবাজার এরিয়ায় নতুন ৭টি ইউনিটের পতাকা উত্তোলন অনুষ্ঠিত | ISPR". www.ispr.gov.bd. Retrieved 2017-02-10. 
  5. ^ "News Details". 2016-11-28. Archived from the original on 2016-11-28. Retrieved 2016-11-28. 
  6. ^ "Army allotted forest land illegally". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 2016-11-29. 
  7. ^ "Remain alert to protect Constitution and Sovereignty: HPM Sheikh Hasina to Bangladesh Army". Retrieved 2016-11-29. 
  8. ^ http://www.newstoday.com.bd, Hafez Ahmed @. "Ramu cantt will protect sea resources: PM". www.newstoday.com.bd. Retrieved 2016-11-28. 
  9. ^ "Changes in top army positions | The Daily Star". 2017-02-17. Archived from the original on 2017-02-17. Retrieved 2017-02-17.