To restrict the internal as well as external threats, the intelligence agencies play key role and have key importance. The functions of the intelligence agencies include the collection of information about non state terrorism, drug supplying, money laundering, crimes, mass extermination and information warfare. The list of the top ten best intelligence agencies is organized according to their capability and accuracy of getting these information and their capability to restrain the nation from any activity which could risk their existence. The personalities who work for collection of such information are called as agents or spies. The personal as well as social identities of spies or agents kept undercover or hidden.
Top Ten Best Intelligence Agencies In The World 2016
10. Australian Secret Intelligence Service, ASIS
ASIS was formed about 63 years ago in May, 1952. Its head quarter is in Canberra. The annual budget of ASIS is 336.8 million US dollars. The present director general of ASIS is Nick and the present minister is Julie. The existence of this agency kept as a secret even from Australian govt. as well for about 2 decades. The mission of this agency is to collect or obtain secret intelligence and to plan them and also the conduction of special operations where they may require. ASIS also referred to as the MO9 at one time.
9. Federal Security Bureau Of The Russian Federation, FSB
FSB was formed in April, 1995. Its head quarter is in Moscow. It is a civilian agency. Number of employees of this agency is around 2 hundred thousand to 3 hundred thousand. The present director of this agency is Alexander. This agency is responsible for maintaining peace and security within the Russian state that’s why it mostly engaged or be in contact with the domestic affairs. This is also responsible for maintaining border security of Russia.
8. Bundesnachrichtendienst, Federal Intelligence Service, BND
BND was formed about 60 years ago in April, 1956. Its head quarters are present in Pullach & Berlin. The annual budget of this agency is 615.6 million euro. The federal minister of this agency is Peter Altmaier. Its preceding agency is Gehlen organization. During Israel and Lebanon war, this agency played its vital role.
7. Research And Analysis Wing, Raw
RAW was formed in September, 1968. The head quarter of this agency is present in New Delhi. This agency has classified annual budget. Rajinder is the present executive of this agency. Its parent agency is Prime Minister’s office while the child agencies of RAW includes the aviation research centre , radio research center, national technical research organization, electronic and technical services and the special frontier force.
6. Ministry Of State Security, MSS
MSS was formed in July, 1983. Its parent agency is State Council. Its precursor was CDSA i.e. central department of social affairs. Its head quarter is present in Beijing. Its present executive is Geng Huichang who is the minister of state security. Its mission is to ensure the security of the state against external enemy agents and to maintain security within the state. There isn’t the enough data and information about the agency because of its high security and keeping of its data, top secret but despite of that all security number of Chinese agents and spies got arrested from different countries like America, Japan and India.
5. Inter Service Intelligence Agency, ISI
ISI (Pakistan) is formed in 1948. The annual budget of ISI is 300 to 400 million US dollars. The total number of employees is about 4000. Its present director general is Rizwan Akhtar. Its head quarter is present in Islamabad which is the capital of Pakistan. ISI is known for its aggressive and firm stand against their enemies. ISI have supported the Afghan mujaahideens against Union of Soviet Socialist Republics also known as USSR and that organization which was supported by ISI later transformed or converts into Talibs. Operation Tupac is one of the greatest successes of ISI. This operation was operated against India.
4. Directorate General For External Security , DGSE
DGSE was formed in April, 1982. Its jurisdiction is under govt. of France. Its head quarter is present in Paris. This agency has more than five thousand of employees. The annual budget of this agency is 731,807,192.5 US dollars. DGSE operates under the supervision and direction of ministry of defense. Its present director is Bernard Bajolet. In Central African Republic, against emperor Jean Bedel Bokassa DGSE played an important role.
3. Institute For Intelligence And Special Operations, MOSSAD
MOSSAD was formed in December, 1949. It was formed as the central institute for coordination. Its head quarter is present in Tel Aviv. The executive of this agency is Yossi Cohen. The annual budget of MOSSAD is 1.97 billion US dollars. The number of employees of this agency is more than 1200. The responsibility of MOSSAD is to protect Israel from external threats and to maintain peace within the state and to carry external intelligence operations and counter terrorism operations to maintain and ensure the security of Jews all over the world. This agency have done a lot of major operations and killed number of enemies in result of those operations. MOSSAD is known for its aggressive behavior against their enemies and threatening agents.
2. Military Intelligence Section 6, MI6
MI6 was formed in 1909. Its head quarter is present in London. The annual budget of this agency is 2.3 billion euro. The number of employees of this agency is 3200. Its motto is simper occultus which means always secret. Its jurisdiction is under her majesty’s govt. It is foreign intelligence type of agency and its preceding agency is secret service bureau. The present executive of this agency is Alex Younger. This agency played a mixed role along with military and commercial intelligence, in First World War and also played vital roles in 2 nd World War and Cold War and after the Cold War, as well. Due to their vital role British dominated the world until the mid 20 th century i.e. until 1950.
1. Central Intelligence Agency, CIA
CIA was formed in September 18, 1947. The annual budget of CIA is 15 billion US dollars which is far more than any other intelligence agency. The number of employees of this agency is more than that of twenty one thousand and five hundred which is also far more than any other agency (almost six times more to the second best intelligence agency). Its present director is John O Brennan. The head quarter of the agency is present in Virginia. CIA is most advanced and most well equipped intelligence agency which operates different external as well as internal operations for maintaining security of the state on the request of the president of United States. CIA holds a huge and successful record that’s why it is considered as most powerful intelligence agency in the planet earth.