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Army Training and Doctrine Command
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ARTDOC Insignia
Active25 July 2007 – present
Country Bangladesh
Branch Bangladesh Army
Garrison/HQMymensingh Cantonment

ARTDOC (Army Training and Doctrine Command)[1] is a research-oriented formation in the Bangladesh Army. It is headquartered at Momenshahi Cantonment, it is charged with overseeing training evaluation and reforms; weapon, equipment and force modernization; development of concepts and doctrine revision. It consists of its headquarters, battle group and all the training institutions of the Bangladesh Army.

The pioneer General Officer Commanding of ARTDOC was Major General Md Zia-Ur-Rahman, ndc, psc.[2][3]


The official mission statement for ARTDOC states:

To prepare BD Army for war and be the architect of its future.[2]


In the past, the Military Training (MT) Directorate at Army Headquarters (AHQ) was responsible for carrying out different types of research works related to training of the Bangladesh Army. However, due to limited resources and a manpower shortage, they couldn't do any comprehensive research and study in the field of doctrine and development.

To strengthen the research and development capability for strategic, operational, tactical and technological enhancement, and to keep up with continual changes in the complexities of the battlefield scenario, rapid technological advancement Bangladesh Army raised ARTDOC on 25 July 2007 to develop its training and operational standards with special emphasis on research and development in the related fields.[2]

Training Institutions[edit]

ARTDOC acts as the nodal agency of all institutional training. Bangladesh Army has 20 different training to train officers and men of all arms and services.[2]

  • Artillery Centre and School
  • Armoured Corps Centre and School
  • East Bengal Regimental Center
  • Engineer Center and School of Military Engineering
  • Signals Training Center and School
  • Army Medical Corps Centre and School
  • School of Electrical Mechanical Engineering
  • Ordnance Center and School
  • Army Service Corps Centre and School
  • School of Military Intelligence
  • Army School of Music
  • Army School of Physical Training and Sports
  • Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operation Training
  • Bangladesh Infantry Regimental Centre
  • School of Infantry and Tactics
  • Bangladesh Military Academy
  • Army School of Education and Administration
  • Corps of Military Police Centre and school
  • 403 Battle Group[4]


  1. ^ "Indian Army chief takes salute of Bangladesh Military Academy cadets". Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "ARTDOC". Army Training and Doctrine Command. Archived from the original on 26 April 2012.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "Bangladesh Army receives SWORD - News - Shephard". Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Flag raising ceremony of 403 battle group held". The Daily Star. 22 November 2009. Retrieved 13 July 2017.