Top 10 Most Powerful Intelligence Agencies 2015
Every country wants to be sovereign and powerful. The freedom from slavery is what all of the nations demand from their government bodies. The role of an intelligence agency is to protect the nations from outside forces and maintain the peaceful environment. There are a lot of government and private agencies working with the purpose to keep the states secure. Check this list of top 10 most powerful intelligence agencies 2015.
10. Inter Service Intelligence (ISI), Pakistan
The Inter Services Intelligence is Pakistan’s premium intelligence agency. It has a great record of success the world over. The agency was established in 1948, and has structured itself in a way that the protection of Pakistan from the outside forces is maintained. It has a track record in Afghanistan, Iran, Bosnia, India, USSR, and America.
9. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), United States
The Central Intelligence Agency was formed in September 18, 1947. It has currently more than 22,575 (classified) employees spread all over the world. The agency is headquartered in Langley, Virginia, a few miles west of Washington, D.C. It operates from different locations of America.
8. Secret Intelligence Services (MI6), United Kingdom
Secret Intelligence Services is also known as MI6. This agency was established in 1909. Presently it is operating from SIS Building, London, UK. It is responsible to protect internal security, and develop the peace in the country so that the people can live happy lives.
7. Ministry of State Security (MSS), China
The Ministry of State Security is an agency that belongs to the People’s Republic of China. This is one of the strongest and most powerful intelligence agencies, responsible for counter-intelligences, political security, and foreign affairs. Its core focus is to gather information about the enemies of Communist Party of China, and prepare plans against them.
6. Federal Security Services (FSB), Russia
The Federal Security Services is the principal security agency of Russian Federation. The core responsibilities are to gather counter-intelligence, internal and border security, counter-terrorism and surveillance as well as investigating the grave crimes.
5. Direction Generale De La Securite Exterieure (DGSE), France
The Direction Generale De La Securite Exterieure was founded April 2, 1982. This is the most powerful external agency of France that is being operated by the French ministry of defense. This agency provides national security, and performs paramilitary and counterintelligence operations abroad. It maintains the growth of France’s people in the positive way and makes sure that they get freedom in lives.
4. Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), Canada
The Canadian Security Intelligence Service was founded in June 21, 1984. Presently, it has more than 2500 employees. The agency is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario. The responsibilities of this agency include the maintenance of Public Safety, and developing a balance among the political parties.
3. Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), India
The Research and Analysis Wing, founded in 21 September 1968, is headquartered in New Delhi. The primary function of R&AW is to collect the external intelligence and counter-terrorism. Additionally, it is responsible to obtain analyze the information about foreign governments, and agencies to prepare some better plans for the country’s welfare.
2. Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS), Australia
The Australian Secret Intelligence Service was founded in 13 May 1952. It is mainly responsible to collect data about foreign agencies, and undertakes counter-intelligence activities as well as develops cooperation with them for overseas projects.
1. Bundesnachrichtendienst Intelligence Agency (BND), Germany
The Bundesnachrichtendienst is the foreign intelligence agency of the German government. It operates under the control of the Chancellor’s Office. Its duties are to develop an alert system about the warnings of external attacks. The agency has undertaken a lot of protection-related projects, and its operation is dependent heavily on wiretapping and electronic surveillance of international communications.