Setting sail with two gunboats in 1971, the Bangladesh Navy (BN) has
emerged as guardian of the national maritime space. Traditionally, her
roles are to protect the territorial integrity and political
independence, and safeguard the maritime interests of Bangladesh. In
doing so, BN has been conducting full range of operations in our
maritime domain since our independence.
Ensuring safe and unfettered maritime commerce is our obligation as a
seafaring nation. In contemporary maritime scenario, asymmetric threats
at sea and from the sea generate substantial threats to the; homeland
and the sea lines of communication. Therefore, maritime security has
become primary concern for the littorals. BN maintains round the clock
vigilance at sea for this purpose. BN also conducts special operations
against armed robbery, illegal poaching, smuggling, gun-running,
terrorism, etc. Today, BN is also engaged in promoting peace through
active role under UN Peace Support Operations.
Taking account of the above functions, prevailing operating environment,
and international imperatives, this vision document is prepared to
ensure our force posture through planned capability enhancement. This
document articulates our mission and vision with few broad guidelines
that will shape our efforts towards its attainment.