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Armed Forces Division

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Formed  10 November 1986
Website  Armed Forces Division
Armed Forces Division
Jurisdiction  Bangladesh Armed Forces
Headquarters  Prime Minister's Office, Old Sangsad Bhaban, Tejgaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Agency executives  Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister Lieutenant General Md Mahfuzur Rahman, PSO

The Armed Forces Division (AFD) (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ সশস্ত্র বাহিনী বিভাগBangladesh saśastra bāhinī bibhāga) is the principal national command authority national defense of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. The command and control of the Bangladesh Armed Forces is exercised in this division, under direct control and supervision by the Prime Minister’s office. Lieutenant General Md Mahfuzur Rahman is the present Armed Forces Division’s Principal Staff Officer.



In 1978, then President Ziaur Rahman organised and created the Commander-in-Chief's Secretariat under the office of the President, consolidating central authority dealing with all national security issues while operating under various degrees of authority and responsibility under Ministry of Defense. It was named the Supreme Command Headquarters after 8 years, on 10 November 1986.

After 1991, the presidential system of government by Act of Parliament was abolished, and by October 1998, the Table of Organization & Equipment of Armed Forces Division was integrated into the Prime Minister's Office and concurrently the combined armed forces authority was transferred to this government body.


Armed Forces Division is composed of Principal Staff Officer's Office, five Directorates and an Administrative Company.
The Directorates are:

  • Operations and Plans Directorate (O & P).
  • Training Directorate (Trg).
  • Civil and Military Relation Directorate (CMR).
  • Administration and Logistics Directorate (A&L).
  • Intelligence Directorate (Int).
  • References

    Armed Forces Division Wikipedia

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