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20 Best Intelligence Agencies in the World

World’s Famous Intelligence Agencies

An intelligence agency is a government agency, which is mainly responsible for gathering, analyzing, and passing the valuable information to the Government in support of national security, military, and foreign policy objectives.

The Intelligence agents protect sensitive information secrets, ie their own secrets as well as the secrets of their own country. They give early warning of impending crises.

There is a difference between “security intelligence” and “foreign intelligence“. Security intelligence pertains to domestic threats (left wing extremism, drug and human traficking etc). Foreign intelligence involves information collection relating to the political, or economic activities of foreign states.

 

Here are the list of Intelligence Agencies of some major countries

Country

Intelligence Agencies

Pakistan

Inter Services Intelligence (ISI)

United States of America

   Central Intelligence Agencies (CIA)

   Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Russia

Komitet gosudarstvennoy bezopasnosti (KGB) / Glavnoje Razvedyvatel’noje Upravlenije (GRU)

Israel

MOSSAD

The Institute For Intelligence and Special Operation

Switzerland

Militärischer Nachrichtendienst

Australia

Australian Security and Intelligence Organization

Italy

Centro Intelligence Interforze (CII)

Malaysia

Royal Intelligence Corps

Egypt

Mukhbarat

China

Central External Liaison Department

Germany

Military Counterintelligence Service

Iran

Sazamane Etelaat va Amniate Kechvar (SAVAK)

Norway

Etterretningstjenesten

Japan

Naicho

South Africa

Bureau of State Security (BOSS)

Canada

Canadian Security Intelligence Service

Iraq

Al Mukbharat

France

Direction General de Securite Exterieur (DGSE)

United Kingdom

MI6

Saudi Arabia

General Intelligence Presidency

Singapore

Security and Intelligence Division

 

Thanks for reading World’s Famous Intelligence Agencies list.

 

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