President Guard Regiment
|President Guard Regiment |
প্রেসিডেন্ট গার্ড রেজিমেন্ট
|Active||1982 – Present|
|Allegiance||People's Republic of Bangladesh|
Protection of the President and |
VVIPs as per state protocol
|Commander||Military Secretary to the President (MSP)|
|Commandant||Brigadier General Md Jahangir Harun|
Brigadier ABM Elias |
Commander (MSP) 1984-89
The President Guard Regiment (PGR) is an entity of the Executive Office of the President of Bangladesh located at Banga Bhaban, provides military support for all security functions, including presidential trips, presidential movements, medical support and emergency medical services, and hospitality services. The PGR is headed by the Military Secretary to the President and Commander, President Guard Regiment. The regiment was created by President Ziaur Rahman in 1976. Back then it was known as Presidential Security Force. The force was restructured and upgraded to full regimental status by President Hussain Muhammad Ershad in 1982 and the new name President Guard Regiment was established. Current PGR Commandant is Brig Gen Md Jahangir Harun.
Restructured in 1982, the organization's mission is to ensure the physical security of the president and all visiting heads of state and high-ranking dignitaries.
Mission and function
The force is charged with providing security for the President of Bangladesh, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, their immediate family members and any other VVIPs as per enacted law and government decision.
The commander of the President Guard Regiment is an army major general known as the Military Secretary to the President, which is the US equivalent to the Director of White House Military Office. He reports directly to the president.
The regiment is empowered with eight platoons, each headed by either a major or a captain. The regiment's uniform slightly varies from rest of the Bangladesh Army, and its members are always authorized to carry firearms in uniform, even during peacetime.
|Type 92||Semi-automatic pistol||9mm|
|Heckler & Koch MP5||Submachine gun||9mm|
|Romak III||Sniper rifle||7.62mm|
|BD-08||Light machine gun||7.62mm|
|RPD||Light machine gun||7.62mm|
|Type 80||General purpose machine gun||7.62mm|
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