VISION AND MISSION OF BANGLADESH NAVY
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.
Bangladesh Navy shall evolve into a credible three dimensional navy capable of maintaining an effective posture across the full spectrum of any conflict at sea. Bangladesh Navy shall also be able to undertake constabulary and benign tasks to ensure good order at sea for carrying out national maritime economic activities.
The mission of Bangladesh Navy is to defend the country from threats emanating on, above and under the sea; promote and protect our maritime interest, assist maritime governance and contribute to the diplomatic objective of our nation.