An Intelligence Agencies 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.
TheIntelligence Agencies 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 trafficking etc). Foreign intelligence involves information collection relating to the political, or economic activities of foreign states.
List of Famous Intelligence Agencies in the World:
|India||Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)|
|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)|
The Institute For Intelligence and Special Operation
|Australia||Australian Security and Intelligence Organization|
|Italy||Centro Intelligence Interforze (CII)|
|Malaysia||Royal Intelligence Corps|
|China||Central External Liaison Department|
|Germany||Military Counterintelligence Service|
|Iran||Sazamane Etelaat VA Amniote Kechvar (SAVAK)|
|South Africa||Bureau of State Security (BOSS)|
|Canada||Canadian Security Intelligence Service|
|France||Direction General de Securite Exterieur (DGSE)|
|Saudi Arabia||General Intelligence Presidency|
|Singapore||Security and Intelligence Division|