Intelligence agencies work for government and take up the duties of collections, exploitation and analysis information that help in regards to national security, law enforcement defense and different objectives of foreign policy. Every country has its own intelligence agency that has several international connections and broad dimensions. These secret agencies also collect and recover criminal data to ensure national security, hence the people working for them are very devoted and trusted individuals. Several agents of intelligence agencies are given the tasks of finding lost people from across the world as well, hence the information they have is highly confidential. Following are the top ten intelligence agencies of the world:
Abbreviation of Direction Generale De La Securite Exterieure (General Board of External Security), DGSE is the French intelligence agency and is one of the best of the world. Agency came into existence in 1982 and currently is running under the umbrella of Defense Ministry of French Government. The agency’s motive is internal security as well as gathering of the foreign intelligence. Needless to say, any of the details of any operation that is initiated by the agency remain confidential.
Named as The Institute For Intelligence and Special Operation, MOSAD is Israel’s secret agency. It is mainly responsible for covert operation, counterterrorism and intelligence collection. It is protects Jews in Aliya agencies and are also working in bringing Jews from across the world to Israel. The agency was formed in December of 1949, and today employs more than 1,200 people devoted to intelligence tasks. MOSAD’s headquarters are in Russia, in the city of Tel Aviv. According to a general survey it was declared that MOSAD is among the top-secret agencies of the world.
Intelligence agency of China is known as The Ministry of State Security. The agency takes up the responsibility of political strategies and security, foreign intelligence as well as counter-intelligence agendas. Mainly, the job of MSS is to gather information about all of the Communist Party of China’s enemies. MSS has always been ranked among the top five intelligence agencies of the world, often staying at 4th spot. Currently, the director of the agency is Geng Huichang, and its headquarters are located in Beijing. MSS has a lot to do with the peacekeeping within China and its foreign relations with the world.
Research and Analysis Wing, commonly referred to as the “RAW” is India’s intelligence agency. This external agency came into existence in1968 and its main objective is to keep the national borders safe and keep a strict check on any action or circumstances that may lead to war. It also active in counter-terrorism agendas within India, and for this purpose gathers information and analysis from individuals, foreign governments and perspective of the corporates. RAW is also highly successful intelligence agency, hence has always been ranked in the top ten list.
Bundesnachrichtendienst (Meaning Federal Intelligence Service), commonly known as the BND is German intelligence agency. It was formed back in 1956. It is considered as one of the most well organized secret agencies of the world and currently has its headquarters in Pullach, very near Munich. The agency came into existence right after the World War II, and since then has remained one of the best since then. Like most of the agencies across the world, it deals in collecting secret data, detecting national security threats as well as terrorist and several other criminal activities.
United Kingdom, SIS/M16
Secret Intelligence Services, commonly referred to as the SIS and also known as M16 is the intelligence agency of the United Kingdom, and was founded in year 1909. The headquarters of the company are located in London in the famous SIS Building and has around 3,200 employees, classified. Mainly responsible for taking care of the country’s internal security, which also involve relationship as well as history with other countries and overview of work. It is considered as one of the most effective as well as reliable intelligence agencies of the world.
Ranked often by many as the best intelligence agency of the world, Inter Services Intelligence, commonly known as ISI is Pakistan’s secret agency and is known as premium intelligence agency of the world, with a very efficient and effective record. The intelligence’ record is one of the most smooth ones. It was formed in 1948, after the famous Indo-Pak partition. The company has had great record in taking care of the disturbances within Afghanistan, Bosnia, Iran, American and USSR. Recently, American Crime News ranked it at top of the list of best agencies. The main purpose of this agency is internal safety, keeping an eye on the national threats, counter-terrorism and preventing foreign enemy attacks.
Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America has been functioning since September of 1947, and is being run independently. Right now, the company has around 21,575 employees working under its roof and its headquarters are in Langley, Virginia. Being the agency of the super power of the world, it is one of the most important and successful one as well.
Russia, Federal Security Services
Principal intelligence agency of Russia is Federal Security Services. The agency’s main responsibility is gathering counter-intelligence, dealing with border and internal security, counter-terrorism as well as surveillance. It also deals in investigation and dealing with other grave crimes that may be going on within the country. The agency also deals with taking of the nation’s border and foreign relations. It has always been ranked as one of the top five intelligence agencies of the world.
Another major intelligence agency of the world is Australian Secret Intelligence Service, which came into existence in May of 1952. It is mainly responsible for undertaking of counter-intelligence actions, collection of foreign intelligence and cooperating with the foreign intelligence agencies. Their working performance, according to the history has been smooth hand efficient over the years, hence considered as one of the best.