The Directorate General of Forces Intelligence or popularly DGFI is Bangladesh most powerful intelligence agency working inside and outside the territory of Bangladesh to ensure the national security and to establish the supremacy of Bangladesh Interest.
Witha motto “Watch and Listen for the nation, To protect national security ” DGFI already established itself as one of the top intelligence agency in Asia. DGFI is the foreign military intelligence section of the Bangladesh Armed Forces. Over the years, Its role has transformed to both military and non-military intelligence gathering and the agency is active in more than 45 countries worldwide.
|Formed||1972 (reformed in 1977)|
|Jurisdiction||President of Bangladesh|
|Headquarters||DGFI Headquarters, Dhaka Cantonment, Bangladesh|
|Motto||Watch and Listen for the nation, To protect national security|
The primary function of DGFI is the collection of foreign military intelligence, however, during recent times, the agency has extended its role economic and political intelligence inside and outside the country.
It is responsible for collecting foreign intelligence and monitoring internal political affairs. It monitors disaffection within the ranks and runs counterintelligence operations.
The recruitment of DGFI staff is undertaken by the Armed Forces . The DGFI was structured to be manned by officers from Bangladesh Army, Navy, and Airforces.