An intelligence agency is a important part of any country. These agencies work for their country and collect information of all matters being or will be happened in the world related to their countries. It is basically a Governmental agency. Intelligence agency is essential and effective instrument of a national power which take part in protection of its country.This agency works secretly and no one knows about its successful operations but some of the failure operations are highlighted in news. Number of intelligence agencies is working all around the world and it is so difficult to rank them. But we have some ideas about the best intelligence agencies so we are ranking them in this Top 10 Best Intelligence Agencies In 2012 according to their rate of success and handling the situation efficiently.
10. ASIS- Australia
ASIS is Australian government intelligence agency. It was formed on 13 May 1952. You will find its headquarter in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, The total annual budget of this agency is 162.5 m AUD (2007). The director general of this agency is Nick Warner. This agency is responsible for collecting foreign intelligence, cooperation with other foreign agencies Main responsibility is information collection of political and economical interest for protection of its people.
Indian intelligence agency RAW was formed on 21 September 19968. Its headquarter is in New Delhi. The agency executive is K.C Verma. Indian government needed the formation of agency after its two wars due to lacking of information gathering setup, one is the Sino-Indian war of 1962 and second is Pakistan-India war of 1965. RAW is famous intelligence agency. Primary responsibility is collection of foreign intelligence, covert operations and counter terrorism. They also take part in getting information about foreign governments and their polices in advising Indian foreign policy making. RAW has got number of successes it is ranked at number 9.
8. DGSE- France
Directorate General for External Security is a intelligence agency of France. It was formed in April 2, 1982. This agency works under the direction of French ministry of defense. Collaborating with the Central Directorate of Interior Intelligence this DGSE provides information for national security by doing some of the intelligence operation abroad. This agency is working with more than 5 thousands employs. DGSE gathers information with the help of foreign sources in strategic decision for their national interest.
7. FSB- Russia
Federal Security Service of Russia is one of the effective and succeeded intelligence agency of the Soviet-era. It was formed in April 1995. Its headquarter is in Lubyanka Suare.This agency has a great roll in counter intelligence, border security matters and counter terrorism. They have a superb participation in surveillance. This secret intelligence agency works under FSB. This agency is responsible for internal matters like fight against terrorism, crimes and drug mafia.
6. BND- Germany
The Bundesnachrichtendienst is a intelligence agency of Germany. It is operating under the control of Chancellor’s office. It was formed in April 1, 1956.The main role of this agency is to warn the government from external threats. They work with wiretapping for the surveillance of international communications. This agency widely collect the data about terrorism, crimes, drug trafficking, illegal migration and warfare information. They have military and civil intelligence. Total employs of this agency are 6050.
5. MSS- China
Ministry of State Security is a intelligence agency of China. It is one of the most active foreign intelligence agency. Its headquarter is in Beijing. They can arrest any person involving in crime for the security of their country. This agency has a role in ensuring the security of their country with collecting the information about the enemy agents, spires and counter revolutionary activities. This agency has a wide intelligence network all around the world.
4. CIA- America
CIA is an American intelligence agency. It was formed in 1947. It is one of the largest intelligence agency. This agency has the role in gathering the foreign information from other countries that could effect their national policies. This agency is becoming so active now a days in tracing AL QAIDA leaders. CIA has failed to control the terrorism activities. One big example is 9/11. CIA is the world’s highly funded agency with advanced intelligence set up. It contains 20000 employs.
3. M1-6- England
M1-6 was formed in 1909. It is the intelligence agency of England. Its headquarter is found in Vauxhall cross. The executive of this agency is Sir John Sawers. Their work is same as like CIA. This agency is most effective. They are responsible for the security of their country. M1 6 is so successful in maintaining their national security.
2. Mossad- Israel
Mossad is a Israeli intelligence agency which was formed in 1949. The director of this agency is Meir Dagan. They are responsible for their national security from internal and external threats. They have achieved numerical successes in the history. This agency is also responsible for collection of foreign intelligence and covert operations which includes paramilitary activities.
1. ISI- Pakistan
The Inter Services Intelligence agency was formed in 1948. It is the intelligence agency of Pakistan. ISI is a least funded but world’s best intelligence agency. Its headquarter is in Islamabad. They has 10000 agents which are widely spread all around the world. No any agent of ISI has been caught on camera. They have a superb role in Suviet war and in security of their nuclear weapons. They failed the attempts of India in getting supremacy in Asia. Abbot Abbad operation of American Intelligence in killing of Osama was a big intelligence failure of ISI. But in spite of these ISI is ranked at number 1 position with its remarkable successes.
This list is based on others data and the success rate of these agencies in last couple of years.