Major General Md Jahangir Kabir Talukder was commissioned from Bangladesh Military Academy (BMA) in the Corps of Infantry of Bangladesh Army on 21 Dec 1984. Since commission, he has been serving in various command staff and instructional appointments at different levels. He has commanded two infantry divisions. He also served as the Commandant of Bangladesh Military Academy.
Major General Jahangir has undergone a number of training courses both at home and abroad. He is a graduate of Defence Services Command and Staff College, Mirpur, Dhaka, Land Forces’ War Academy, Istanbul, Turkey and US Army War College, USA. He also attended the Senior Strategic Leadership Program at UK Defence Academy, Shrivenham, UK. He has attained Master of Defence Studies from National University of Bangladesh, Master of Strategic Studies from US Army War College and Master of Business Studies from Southeast University of Bangladesh. He is pursuing his PhD privately under a public university of Bangladesh on the topic “Impact of Water Pollution on the Food Chain: Implications on the Health Security of Bangladesh”.
Major General Jahangir has served under the blue helmets twice in his illustrious career. He served in one of the Bangladesh Contingents in United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission and commanded a Bangladesh Battalion in United Nations Operation in Cote d’lvoire (UNOCI).
Major General Jahangir has visited a good number of Countries in Asia, Europe, Africa and North America both for official purpose and on personal interest. He has represented Bangladesh individually and as member of a team in a good number of national and international events. Attending Bangladesh-USA Security Dialogue at Washington DC in 2013 as a team member, 100 year anniversary workshop on Gallipoli Battle at Istanbul, Turkey in 2015 as a keynote speaker and LANPAC exhibition at Hawaii, USA in 2018 as a representative of Bangladesh Army are a few mentionable ones.
He is married to Nahid Naila Kabir. The couple is blessed with two sons. His hobbies include playing golf and reading books.