The Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI) is Bangladesh’s premier intelligence agency. It was established by the late President Ziaur Rahman as the Directorate of Forces Intelligence (DFI) in 1977 to protect Bangladesh’s national interests.
The DGFI is headed by a Director General with the rank of Major General. The Director General is assisted by seven Directors of Brigadier General Rank or equivalent.
Its 14 storied Headquarters is located in Kachukhet Bazaar area, in Dhaka. The intelligence agency maintains offices in all Bangladeshi districts and upazilas besides having a large presence in the capital Dhaka, Chittagong, Jessore, Mymensingh, Rajshahi and Sylhet.
The force is mostly staffed by military personnel.
The main objectives of the DGFI are to collect and analyse intelligence information to advice the government of Bangladesh.
DGFI personnel undergo extensive advanced commando and intelligence training.
Training of DGFI personnel is conducted both within country and abroad in the United States, United Kingdom and Pakistan with the respective intelligence agencies.
Centres for special training are located all over Bangladesh including Comilla.