Every nation has its own intelligence agencies for the protection of its people and gathering of important secret information which can impact their interests. Intelligence agencies are a symbol of country’s defense strength and power. They are, in fact, arm of government.
Today, we have featured top 10 best intelligence agencies of the world which are, kind of, ruling the world. People working in these agencies are called ‘Secret Agents'(Remember James Bond 007). They are loyal devoted people with impressive personality .
You have seen many Hollywood movies about secret agents such as Mission: Impossible and James Bond series. These are real people who are working all over the world for different agencies to gather secret intelligence, and to perform several operation for their country’s prosperity and defense.
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So here are world’s top 10 best intelligence agencies:-
10. Mossad, Israel
Mossad is the national intelligence agency of Israel. It is one of the world’s best and top-secret intelligence agencies. Mossad was formed in 1949 and its main objectives are intelligence collection, covert operations, and counter-terrorism. Main focus of this organization is on Arab nations and organizations. Mossad has total eight departments, each of them performing special duties assigned to them. It protects Israel from terrorist and criminal acts and work for peace and defense of the country.
9. MSS, China
Ministry of State Security is the main intelligence agency of China. The organization was created in 1983. It is responsible for foreign intelligence and counterintelligence operations. MSS is believed to be one of the strongest and largest intelligence agencies in the world.
8. RAW, India
Research and Analysis Wing is India’s independent intelligence agency formed in 1968. It is headquartered in New Delhi. The agency collect intelligence and information about foreign government, organization and criminals, provide information to India policymakers and protect country from terrorism. It is also responsible for security of India’s nuclear program.
7. ASIS, Australia
Australian Secret Intelligence Service is considered on of the best . It was established in 1952 and has headquarters in Canberra. The main objectives of the agency are to collect secret intelligence & information, analyze activities of other enemy countries and organized criminals and take action for the security and safety of the nation.
6. DGSE, France
General Directorate for External Security is regarded as one of the most powerful security agencies. It was formed in 1982 to serve as external intelligence agency for the Government of France. It works under French Ministry of Defense. The organization gain information, defend its people and prevent terrorist activities in the country.
5. BND, Germany
Bundesnachrichtendienst is federal intelligence agency of Germany. Created in 1956, it is one of the best and well-organized intelligence agencies in the world. Its headquarters are situated in Pullach near Munich. The main responsibility of BND is to gather intelligence data, detect threats and inform the German Government about terrorist and criminal activities and to safeguard their people.
4. FSB, Russia
Federal Security Service is one of the world’s best intelligence agencies. It is main security agency of Russia and was formed in 1995. The main goals of FSB is to collect information, defend and fight with terrorist and ensure country’s security.Its main office is in Lubyanka Square, Downtown Moscow. It employs more than 250K uniformed staff, special agents and guards.
3. MI6, UK
Formed in 1909, Secret Intelligence Service is UK’s intelligence agency. It has an impressive headquarter, called SIS Building, in Vauxhall Cross, London. The organization works with the Joint Intelligence Committee, the internal Security Service, the Government Communications Headquarters and the Defence Intelligence, and provide foreign intelligence and secret information about other countries and organizations to Government of United Kingdom.
2. CIA, United States
Central Intelligence Agency is independent secret intelligence agency of United States working under commands of Director of National Intelligence. It was created in 1947 by President Harry S. Truman. The organization is divided into four other departments including the Directorate of Support, the Directorate of Intelligence, the Directorate of Science and Technology and the National Clandestine Service. The organization collects data and insights of different foreign organizations, governments and individuals for the US President and policymakers so that they can analyze and take proper action to ensure security and safety of people of America.
1. ISI, Pakistan
Inter Services Intelligence is the world’s best and strongest intelligence agency as ranked by American Crime News. It is the most notable intelligence agency of Pakistan. ISI was formed in 1948 as an independent unit to protect the nation and strengthen military services. Its headquarter is located at Shahrah-e-Soharwardi in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan and Lt Gen Ahmad Shuja Pasha is its director. The organization works under a predefined constitutional and legal frame-work.
The agency has played important role in successful operations of Afghan, Siachin, Kargil War and Kashmir Front operation. ISI objectives are to gather intelligence data, strengthen country’s security and military forces, and to safeguard the nation from domestic and foreign enemy and terrorists threats.
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