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Government, Defense

paramilitary forces, United Nations Security Council, air force, navy, Military service

Military service in Bangladesh is voluntary. In 2001 the nation had an army of 120,000 members, a navy of 10,500 members, and an air force of 6,500 members. There are also paramilitary forces, including the 40,000-member Bangladesh Rifles that serves as a border patrol unit. Bangladesh has been a frequent contributor to international peacekeeping forces. The country has served as a nonpermanent member of the United Nations Security Council.



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