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CRC/C/BGD/4

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Annex 3

Age of Recruitment in Bangladesh Armed forces and other Security Agencies

Bangladesh Army: Combats: 17-20 years; Non-Combats: 17-20 years; Commission ranks: 1740 years. After getting enrolled all of them have to complete their respective basic training courses for at least two years prior to their employment for actual services.

Bangladesh Navy: Cadets: 17-20 years; Sailors: 17-20 years. After initial recruitment cadets undergo a basic training course of two years and Sailors for minimum of 15 months before they are commissioned and employed for actual services. Therefore no personnel of Bangladesh Navy is actually employed in Naval Service before attaining the age of 18 years.

Bangladesh Air Force: Flight Cadet: 16.5-21 years; Airmen: 16-21 years; MODC: 17-22 years. Parent’s consents are required prior to enrolment in the training program. After successful completion of the training course they get employment for serving in Bangladesh Air Force.

Police, Bangladesh Rifle (BDR), Ansar: The minimum age for recruitment: 18 years. Thus it becomes apparent that there is no scope for any person to be employed for actual service/combats in defence services, internal security services or paramilitary forces of Bangladesh who has not attained the age of 18.

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