Sectors of 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh

Sector 1

Sector 2

  • Area
  • :
  • Districts of DhakaComilla, and Faridpur, and part of Noakhali District.The headquarters of the sector was at Melaghar

  • Sector Commander
  • :
  • Major Khaled Mosharraf 

    Major ATM Haider (Sector Commander)

  • Subsector
  • :
  • Gangasagar,  Mandabhav,  Shalda-nadi,  Matinagar, Nirbhoypur, Rajnagar, Nagarkandha

Sector 3

  • Area
  • :
  • Area between Churaman Kathi (near Sreemangal) and Sylhet in the north and Singerbil of Brahmanbaria in the south.

  • Sector Commander
  • :
  • Major K. M. Shafiullah 

    Captain A. N. M. Nuruzzaman

  • Subsector
  • :
  • Asrambari, Baghaibari, Hatkata, Simla, Panchabati, Mantala, Bhuyan, Kalachhora, Kalkalia, Bamutia

Sector 4

  • Area
  • :
  • Area from Habiganj District on the north to Kanaighat Police Station on the south along the 100 mile long border with India. The headquarters of the sector was initially at Karimganj and later at Masimpur.

  • Sector Commander
  • :
  • Major Chitta Ranjan Dutta 
    Captain A Rab

  • Subsector
  • :
  • Jalalpur, Barapunji, Amlasid, Kukital, Kailas, Kamalpur

Sector 5

  • Area
  • :
  • Area from Durgapur to Dawki (Tamabil) of Sylhet District and the entire area up to the eastern borders of the district. The headquarters of the sector was at Banshtola.

  • Sector Commander
  • :
  • Major Mir Shawkat Ali

  • Subsector
  • :
  • Dawki, Bashtola (Shela), Bholaganj, Balat, Barachhara (Tekerghat)

Sector 6

  • Area
  • :
  • Rangpur District and part of Dinajpur District. The headquarters of the sector was at Burimari near Patgram.

  • Sector Commander
  • :
  • Wing Commander M Khademul Bashar

  • Subsector
  • :
  • Bhajanpur, Patgram, Sahebganj, Phulbar, Kurigram, Mogalhat, Chilahati

Sector 7

Sector 8

  • Area
  • :
  • In April 1971, the operational area of the sector comprised the districts of KushtiaJessoreKhulnaBarisalFaridpur and Patuakhali. At the end of May the sector was reconstituted and comprised the districts of Kuhstia, Jessore, Khulna, Satkhira and the northern part of Faridpur district. The headquarters of the sector was at Benapole.

  • Sector Commander
  • :
  • Major Abu Osman Chowdhury
    Major Abul Manzoor

  • Subsector
  • :
  • Boyra, Huda, Bhomra, Lalbazar, Banpur, Benapole, Shikarpur

Sector 9

  • Area
  • :
  • BarisalPatuakhali, and parts of the district of Khulna and Faridpur.The headquarters of the sector was at Hasnabad

  • Sector Commander
  • :
  • Major M. A. Jalil
    Major MA Manzur
    Major Joynal Abedin

  • Subsector
  • :
  • Barisal, Potuakhali, Shamshernagar

Sector 10

  • Area
  • :
  • This sector was constituted with the naval commandos.

  • Sector Commander
  • :
  • Commander HQ BD Forces

  • Subsector
  • :
  • None

Sector 11

  • Area
  • :
  • Mymensingh and Tangail along with parts of Rangpur - GaibandhaUlipur, Kamalpur and Chilmari. The headquarters of the sector was at Teldhala until October 10, then transferred to Mahendraganj.

  • Sector Commander
  • :
  • Major Ziaur Rahman
    Major Abu Taher  (injured from mine blast);
    Squadron Leader M. Hamidullah Khan)

  • Subsector
  • :
  • Mankarchar, Mahendraganj, Purakhasia, Dhalu, Rangra,Shivabari, Bagmara, Maheshkhola