President Guard Regiment
|President Guard Regiment |
প্রেসিডেন্ট গার্ড রেজিমেন্ট
|Active||1982 – Present|
|Allegiance||People's Republic of Bangladesh|
|Role||Protection of the President and |
VVIPs as per state protocol
|Anniversaries||5 July |
|Commander||Military Secretary to the President (MSP)|
|Commandant||Brigadier General Md Jahangir Harun|
|Brigadier General ABM Elias  |
Commander (MSP) 1984-89
The President Guard Regiment (PGR) is a military unit under the Executive Office of the President of Bangladesh. It is located at Banga Bhaban and Gono Bhaban. It provides military support for all security functions; including presidential travel, general medical support, emergency medical services, and hospitality services. The PGR is headed by the Military Secretary to the President and the Commander, President Guard Regiment. The regiment was created by President Ziaur Rahman in 1976. It was originally designated as the Presidential Security Force. The PSF was restructured and upgraded to full regimental status by President Hussain Muhammad Ershad in 1982  and the new title of President Guard Regiment was adopted. The current PGR Commandant is Brig Gen Md Jahangir Harun.
Restructured in 1982, the PGR's mission is to ensure the physical security of the President, 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 VIPs designated as such by both enacted legislation and government decisions.
The commander of the President Guard Regiment is an army major general with the designation of Military Secretary to the President; the equivalent of the U.S. Director of the White House Military Office. The Military Secretary reports directly to the President.
The commandant is normally a Brigadier General with responsibility for the day-to-day administration of the regiment.
The regiment consists of eight platoons, each commanded by either a major or a captain. The regiment's uniform varies slightly from that of other units of the Bangladesh Army. Its members are authorised to carry firearms when 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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