The woman keeping pace with men in the Bangladesh army
16 April 2012 Last updated at 10:43 BST
Ten years ago Bangladesh became one of the few Muslim countries in the world to let women join the army.
Major Nashra Afroze obtained a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in 2003.
Today she is one of the few women officers serving in a frontline unit.
As an officer in the 8th Field Regiment Artillery all the troops in her command are men.
BBC Bengali's Sabir Mustafa reports.