Directorate General of Forces Intelligence

Directorate General Of Forces Intelligence

Directorate General of Forces Intelligence

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The Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI) is the main Military Intelligence agency of Bangladesh. Along with the National Security Intelligence (NSI) and Special Branch (SB), these three agencies are presumably the main components of the country's intelligence community.

History

It was reformed by then President of Bangladesh Lieutenant General Ziaur Rahman in 1977 as the Directorate of Forces Intelligence (DFI). It was renamed to "Directorate General of Forces Intelligence" (DGFI) afterwards. Its first Director was Air Vice Marshall K.M. Aminul Islam Khan from Bangladesh Air Force, batchmate of then BAF Chief of Staff Air Vice Marshall A. K. Khandker, current Minister of Planning of GoB. After Mujib's assassination, he was removed promtly, along with Khandker and then Army chief of staff K M Shafiullah, and the entire organisation was renamed and restructured. It was alleged that AVM Aminul Islam was serving personal interests and vandetta's of his and his air force coursemate AVM Khandker instead of emphasising on intelligence activities, reorganising and restructuring of the department.

The organizational headquarter is just outside Dhaka Cantonment. The headquarter is code named Key Point Installation. The Director General (DG) directly reports to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. The agency has around 64 district based field offices. The high ranking officials are recruited from the Bangladesh Armed Forces. The DGFI has seven different bureaus...
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