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Bangladeshi intelligence community

The Bangladesh intelligence community is a group of several [1][2] Among their varied responsibilities, the members of the Community collect and produce foreign and domestic intelligence, contribute to military planning, and perform espionage.

National Security Intelligence

The National Security Intelligence, also known as the Directorate-General of National Security Intelligence is the primary intelligence agency responsible for internal security (including internal political affairs), foreign intelligence and counterintelligence.[3] Although distinct from the Military of Bangladesh, it is sometimes led by a retired senior military officer.[3] It reports directly to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh and is administered from the Prime Minister's Office.

Special Branch

The Special Branch (SB) of the Bangladesh Police is the country's first intelligence agency. Major responsibilities of this branch are to meet up any intelligence required from government, registration and control of foreigners, perform verification role, give protection to the VIPs & VVIPs, intelligence gathering, immigration controls etc.[3][4] Interestingly, this is the only intelligence outfit of Bangladesh which works in all strategic, operational and tactical levels. It reports directly to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh.

Directorate General of Forces Intelligence

The Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI) is the main military intelligence outfit, responsible for intelligence gathering for all military purposes.[3] The DGFI also includes subdivisions specifically serving the Bangladesh Army, the Bangladesh Navy and the Bangladesh Air Force, but the agency itself is distinct and unified for all military intelligence functions. It is also responsible for policing the ranks within the services in light of Bangladesh's history.


  1. ^ BDF
  2. ^ Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies
  3. ^ a b c d Bangladesh Intelligence and Security
  4. ^ Immigration Police
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