Good were the days, when money was less, power was limited and competition was minimum. People were safe in their houses and so were the countries. With the advent of technology, the competition to be the most powerful and rich has made this world unsafe. No doubt it is a bitter truth to swallow because conditions cannot be reverted to maintain safety and peace. But to tackle the threats towards the country, states’ have established some secret, mysterious agencies working for the safety and interest of the country. These secret service providers are actually the intelligence agency, mostly working undercover. Some of them have the best brains, formulating the best ideas of protection. Which country has got top brainiacs? Let us see in the list of Top 10 Worlds Best Intelligence Agencies In 2018.
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Canada’s secret informant agency was established in 1984 and was named as CSIS which stands for Canadian Security Intelligent Service. Before its formation, another agency was operational in the country but was not working effectively. Located in Ottawa, Ontario and with a total of 2449 employees, this agency is answerable to the parliament. The services for the safeguard of the country especially from terrorism are one of its kinds.
Australia is a peaceful country and the peace is further maintained by ASIS (Australian Secret Intelligence Service), the mystery agency. National and economic assets are secure by ASIS. It also keeps in contact with other agencies in the world. Recently, a bill was passed which made ASIS to work with foreign agencies like FBI, MI6 and CIA. The strategic surveillance makes it one of the best in its field. The organization started working in 1952 and is operational since then.
Khadamat-e Aetla’at-e Dawlati known as KHAD has been working in Afghanistan as a secret force since 1987. But the services were stopped in 1996 due to Civil war. The records were burned by Taliban and it did not come up front. But the services it provided to the country were non replaceable. It is stated that KHAD is bracing itself strongly to face any upcoming war.
Germany’s secret force is known by the name of Bundesnachrichtendienst and for the convenience abbreviated as BND. It started working actively after World War II. The major aim of the BND was to gather information about the overseas countries and make policies to protect their state from them. BND also look after the criminal and terrorist activities operating in the countries which causes thret to the national security.
Federal Security Service (FSB) is organization of Russia, shielding the country from decay threats, secretly. The agency was established in 1990 and is progressing gradually. Headquarters are in Moscow and total of 250,000 people are working for the protection of the country. Despite of spying the enemies of the country, FSB is also dealing with the terrorism factor. It is believed that the organization will be at the top of the list in the years to come due to its extraordinary surveillance abilities.
The emerging super power of the world China has one of the best intelligence organizations of the world, MSS (Ministry of State Security). China has threats from other super powers and so it is necessary to have an efficient intelligence agency. MSS is working responsibly since its formation. MSS gather substantial information about the enemies of China, especially those Communist parties which are against the country. Headquarters are located in the capital, Beijing. Geng Huichang is the director.
4. MI6/Secret Intelligence Services
MI6 is an old agency, established in 1909 in the capital city of UK, London. The agency operates with the combine collaboration of Internal Security Service and Government Communications Headquarters. The basic aim of MI6 is the protection of state. And this shielding is done by spying and counter spying. About 3200 officials are presently working day and night to safeguard the national assets of the country. MI6 also plays significant role in keeping relations with the other countries.
MOSSAD came into existence in 1949 and is actively working since then. Like other intelligence agencies, it is not a military organization rather a non-military one. But the people enrolled are given military training to meet the defense challenges. The undercover operations of MOSSAD are mind blowing. MOSSAD plays an important role in the wars Israel faces with other nations. Major dealings of MOSSAD are with the Arab countries. This organization also takes care about the Jews and their migration from Syria and other countries. The headquarters are in Tel Aviv, Russia. Nuclear war was diminished in Israel due the efforts of this intelligence agency. The faculty includes a total of 1200 people.
ISI is Pakistan’s intelligence agency and is an abbreviation of Inter-Services Intelligence. ISI came into existence in 1948, just after the partition of India and Pakistan. The headquarters are situated in the country’s capital city, Islamabad. The force includes men from the three defense forces; army, air force and navy.
The agency serves multi purposes, but the main purpose is safety and security of the country. It shields the national assets and political and social interests of the country. ISI keeps a vigilant eye on all the borders of Pakistan safeguarding it from external enemies. ISI’s efficient role in war against terrorism, Afghan war and Kargil war makes it stand on the top of the list. The strategic brains of ISI are unbeatable.
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was once on number one in the world. It lost the rank and credibility after the mysterious incident of 9/11. Nonetheless, CIA is serving USA as one of the best organizations of the country. It gathers information from in and outside of the country and then analyzes them which are transferred to law making agencies. In this way such rules and laws are formulated which are in the best of the national interests. CIA is credited to break USSR in cold war. The headquarters are in Langley, Virginia near Washington DC and it was established in the year of 1947. CIA is no doubt the most famous and popular intelligence agency among the common masses throughout the world.