Indonesian National Armed Forces
Strategic Intelligence Agency
Badan Intelijen Strategis Tentara Nasional Indonesia
RoleMilitary intelligence
Part of Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI)
Head Lieutenant General Rudianto[1]
Vice Head Major General Muhammad Tawakal Syaeful Haq Sidik

The Indonesian National Armed Forces Strategic Intelligence Agency (Indonesian: Badan Intelijen Strategis Tentara Nasional Indonesia), abbreviated BAIS TNI, is a state institution that specifically handles military intelligence and is under the command of the Indonesian National Armed Forces headquarters. BAIS time-frames for actual and forecasted intelligence and strategy analysis for the future (short, medium, and long term) for the Armed Forces Commander and for the Ministry of Defence.[2]



BAIS started as the Army Psychological Center (Pusat Psikologi Angkatan Darat abbreviated PSiAD) belonging to the Army Headquarters (MBAD) to balance the Central Intelligence Bureau (Biro Pusat Intelijen abbreviated BPI) under the leadership of Subandrio, which absorbed a lot of PKI sympathists.[3]


At the beginning of the New Order era, the Ministry of Defense and Security established the Strategic Intelligence Center (Pusat Intelijen Strategis abbreviated as Pusintelstrat) with PSiAD members being mostly liquidated into it.[3]

Pusintelstrat is led by the Chairman of the G-I Defense and Security Brigadier General L.B. Moerdani. The position continued to be held until L.B. Moerdani became Commander of the Indonesian Armed Forces. In this era, military intelligence had an operational intelligence agency called the Kopkamtib Intelligence Task Force. This agency in the Kopkamtib era played a full role as an Operational Intelligence Unit whose authority was very superior.[3]

Badan Intelijen ABRI (BIA)

In 1980, the Pusintelstrat and the Kopkamtib Intelligence Task Force were merged into the ABRI Intelligence Agency (Badan Intelijen Angkatan Bersenjata Republik Indonesia abbreviated BIA). The BIA was commanded by the commander of ABRI, while operational duties of BIA are led by the Deputy Chief.[3] "ABRI" was the name of the Armed Forces of Indonesia during the new order era.

Badan Intelijen Strategis (BAIS)

In 1986, in response to the challenges, BIA was changed to BAIS. This change had an impact on organizational restructuring which must be able to cover and analyze all aspects of the Strategic Defense, Security and National Development.[3]

After a long process, finally in 1999 (post reformation) the institution was legally recognized as Badan Intelijen Strategis Tentara Nasional Indonesia (shortened BAIS TNI).


BAIS oversees Indonesian Defence attaches posted in various Indonesian diplomatic missions throughout the world.[4]

Leadership of BAIS

BAIS is headed by a three-star armed forces general holding the title of Kepala BAIS (shortened Ka Bais) and is assisted by a Vice Head which is a two-star armed forces general holding the title of Wakil Kepala BAIS (shortened Waka Bais). Currently it is headed by Lieutenant General Joni Supriyanto which held office since 21 October 2020,[5][6] and the vice head is Major General Achmad Riad.[7] The leadership of BAIS reports to the Commander of the Armed Forces (Panglima TNI).[8]


BAIS organization is quite secretive. According to Presidential Decree No. 66/2019, there are 8 Directorates under BAIS, all are named by letters only. Prior 2023, only 7 directorates have known function as in 2016.[9] The latest formed directorate, H Directorate, which formed in 2019 is assigned for an unknown undisclosed function since its creation, but subsequently identified in 2023.[10][11]

  1. A Directorate for Domestic Military Intelligence
  2. B Directorate for Foreign Military Intelligence
  3. C Directorate for Defense and Military Intelligence
  4. D Directorate for Military Security Intelligence
  5. E Directorate for Psychological Operations
  6. F Directorate for Administration and Finance
  7. G Directorate for Research and Production
  8. H Directorate for Strategic Defense Potentials Intelligence

Parental Units

BAIS oversees several parental units known as Satuan Induk Badan Intelijen Strategis (Satinduk BAIS TNI). It is commanded by a Brigadier General.

Scope Duties

Intelligence education
  1. Basic training
  2. Secondary training
  3. Strategic training
Intelligence Functional Duties
  1. Investigation
  2. Security
    • Materials / Assets
    • Personnel
    • News / Information
  3. Raising / Coaching


See also


  1. ^ "Profil KABAIS Letjen Joni Supriyanto, Intel Terbaik yang Dimiliki TNI".
  2. ^ Nurhadi Purwosaputro; Pro-Kontra Koter. Jakarta: Republika, 26 November 2005
  3. ^ a b c d e ZAEDAN, K.; Menyimak Intelijen Republik Indonesia. Jakarta: Kompas, 3 Oktober 2000
  4. ^ "Atase Pertahanan Bukan Di Bawah Kemenhan", Prof. Tjipta Lesmana,, 21 July 2020, retrieved 8 August 2021
  5. ^ "Termasuk Kepala Bais, Ini 47 Jenderal TNI yang Dimutasi".
  6. ^ "The Head of Armed Forces Strategic Intelligence Agency, LTGEN TNI Joni Supriyanto & Chief of Defence Intelligence, LTGEN Gavan Reynolds co-chaired the Intelex 2021 virtually".
  7. ^ "151 Pati TNI Dimutasi, Mayjen Achmad Riad Jadi Waka Bais".
  8. ^ Regulation of the President of the Republic of Indonesia No. 62 Year 2016 Article 31
  9. ^ Hulwan, Arif (13 June 2016). "Ryamizard Ingin Intelejen Utuh". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  10. ^ "Karier Militer Mayjen TNI Rafael Granada Baay, Komandan Baru Paspampres". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 23 April 2023.
  11. ^ "Direktur H Bais TNI Diangkat Jadi Danpaspampres, Ini Tugas Dari Panglima Yudo". Retrieved 23 April 2023.
  12. ^
  13. ^