Counter Terrorism and Intelligence Bureau
Active2006 – present
Country Bangladesh
BranchDirectorate General of Forces Intelligence
TypeSpecial operations force
Role
SizeClassified
Garrison/HQDhaka Cantonment, Bangladesh
Nickname(s)CTIB
EngagementsOperation Thunderbolt
Operation Twilight
Commanders
Current
commander
Classified

Counter Terrorism and Intelligence Bureau, more commonly known as CTIB, is an elite covert intelligence unit of Directorate General of Forces Intelligence, trained by DGFI, CIA and other special forces around the world. The unit is tasked with combatting terrorism, gathering information about any internal or external threat to Bangladesh and counter-attack. Since the formation of CTIB in 2006, terrorist activities have decreased in Bangladesh.[1]

Administration

Counter Terrorism and Intelligence Bureau is operated by a Director who reports to DGFI.[2] The United States and Bangladesh signed a Counterterrorism Cooperation Initiative on 22 October 2013, to enhance bilateral co-operation.[3]

Operations

Training

CTIB holds joint training with DGFI and United States Special Forces.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Bangladesh's Counter Terrorism Success". 2014-05-29. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Brigadier General S M Matiur Rahman". Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Chapter 2. Country Reports: South and Central Asia Overview". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Military Strategy of Bangladesh to Counter Terrorism in Near Future". Retrieved 7 November 2014.