The Bangladesh Coast Guard is set for a massive expansion in its capabilities. According to the strategic plan adopted by the force to expand it in short, medium and long term phases.
Borrowing from the Navy’s parlance the Bangladesh Coast Guard will become a “Two-dimensional” force equipped with surface vessels and aircraft to conduct operations effectively in its area of responsibility. It will function under three regional headquarters.
As per plan the BCG will establish a long-range identification and tracking (LRTI) and vessel trafficking monitoring and information system (VTMIS) by 2025. It is also raising a Coast Guard