Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with civil and military dignitaries at a ceremony to raise the flag of a new “17 Infantry Division” of Bangladesh Army at a ceremony in Jalalabad Cantonment in Sylhet on Tuesday. Photo: ISPR
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has raised the flag of a new infantry division of Bangladesh Army at a ceremony in Jalalabad Cantonment, Sylhet on Tuesday.
The new “17 Infantry Division” will have a brigade and two battalions while one brigade from 33 Infantry Division will be placed under its operational and administrative command, said an ISPR press release.
Finance Minister Abul Mal Abdul Muhit raised the flag of the new 360 Infantry Brigade. Meanwhile, Chief Whip Abdus Shahid and Chief of Army Staff General Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan raised the flags of the new battalions, 32 and 33 Bangladesh Infantry Regiment, respectively.
Hasina later addressed the ministers, Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Md Farid Habib and Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Bari alongside many civil and military dignitaries who were present.
The new division will start functioning at Jalalabad Cantonment, which will later shift to Shiber Bazar, near Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan, Sylhet.