17th Infantry Division (Bangladesh)

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17th Infantry Division
ActiveSeptember 2013 - present
Country Bangladesh
Allegiance Bangladesh
Branch Bangladesh Army
Garrison/HQSylhet Cantonment
Major General Shameem Uz Zaman
Major General Mohammad Humayun Kabir

The 17th Infantry Division is a formation of the Bangladesh Army. It was formed as part of the development vision of Bangladesh Armed Forces Forces Goal 2030.[1] It is located in Sylhet Division.


The division was officially formed on 17 September 2013 according to Forces Goal-2030 . Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally announced the raising of the Division by hoisting the flag of the division at Jalalabad Cantonment. The division started its journey with the formation of 360 Infantry Brigade and the 32 and 33 Bangladesh Infantry Regiments.[2][1]

On 23 November 2016, including division headquarters Prime Minister laid the foundation stones of eight projects, at the Sylhet Cantonment. Flag-raising ceremony of nine units, including a newly formed Brigade was also held.[3][4]


Under the division there are two new infantry brigades, 4 infantry regiments, one artillery regiment & 6 other various units.[5][6][7] Major General Shameem uz Zaman is the current commander of the division.[8]

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