The newly formed Commando Brigade is composed of two Paracommando Battalions. It will operate under a Special Forces Command comprising of at least one Special Forces Brigade and one Airborne Brigade (21 Airborne Brigade) to carry out operations anywhere within Bangladesh or around the world within short notice.
The Bangladesh Army made a strategic assessment after countering a number of terrorist incidents inside the country.
The Special Forces will perform unconventional warfare behind enemy lines as well as counter unconventional threats emanating from terrorist organisations.
The Special Forces Brigade is commanded by an officer of Brigadier General’s rank.