The Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI) was established in 1972 with the name of Directorate of Forces Intelligence (DFI). Since then DFI continued its intelligence work under ministry of defence. Group Captain K M Aminul Islam was the first Director General of this organization. Later, on 24 Aug 1976 this organization was upgraded and renamed as "Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI)". In 1994 the organizational structure of DGFI was revised and new organogram started functioning from 08 March 1994. Present DG DGFI, Major General MD AKBAR HOSSAIN, afwc, psc, G+ is the 24th Director General of this organization and took over his assignment on 10 March 2013. Headquarters of this organization was earlier located at 32 Cantonment Bazar in Dhaka Cantonment. On 21 September 2006 this Headquarters shifted to its permanent location at Rajanigandha area inside Dhaka Cantonment in a newly constructed 14 storied building.