North West Region (NW Region) valiantly guards the long stretch of northwestern border belt of Bangladesh covering both Rangpur and Rajshahi Division administrative area. The Region was raised on 20 January 2013 with its headquarters located at Rangpur. The raising Region Commander is Brigadier General Md Firoz Rahim, ndc, psc, G. The total land of the Region Headquarters alongwith its co-located Sector Headquarters and co-located Battalion is 59.69 acres. The Region has 4X Sectors under its command namely Rajshahi, Dinajpur, Rangpur & Thakurgaon Sector. Rajshahi Sector comprises 4X Battalion (namely Chapainawabgonj, Rajshashi, Naogaon & Patnitala Battalion), Dinajpur Sector comprises 3X Battalion (namely Dinajpur, Jaipurhat & Fulbari Battalion), Rangpur Sector comprises 3X Battalion (namely Rangpur, Lalmonirhat & Kurigram Battalion) and Thakurgaon Sector comprises 2X Battalion (namely Thakurgaon & Panchagarh Battalion). Two more battalions are in the offing under the ORBAT of NW Region. All the Sectors and Battalions are relentlessly guarding a total of 1,727 km of border line of Bangladesh. Since inception NW Region is gallantly performing its various mandated tasks like border guarding and protection, border intelligence, prevention against human trafficking, anti-smuggling operations, operation against drugs and narcotics and various In Aid to Civil Power duties including maintenance of law and order situation. The Region has also raised its internal Intelligence outfit namely Regional Intelligence Bureau (RIB) on 19 June 2013. RIB is mainly responsible for the integral border intelligence ofNW Region.