Top 10 Intelligence Agencies in World
Bangalore: Intelligence agencies are the silent protectors of the country’s security. No one knows or can figure out what the agencies do until the information is made public, usually after years. The most successful operations in the history of all nations are carried out by the respective intelligence agencies.
Here are the top 10 intelligence agencies in the world
1. ASIS- Australia
Formed: 13 May 1952
The Australian Secret Intelligence Service is aimed at “Protect and promote Australia's vital interests through the provision of unique foreign intelligence services as directed by Government.”
It is responsible for collecting foreign intelligence mainly through agents and undertakes counter-intelligence operations in coordination with other agencies. It was included in controversies regarding its involvement in suppressing independence movements in Papua New Guinea.
2. BND- Germany
Formed: 1 April 1956
The Bundesnachrichtendienst is the Foreign Intelligence Agency of the German government. It has 300 locations in Germany and worldwide which gathers both military and civil intelligence mainly through wiretapping and electronic surveillance and acts as an early warning system to alert German government on threats.
BND is involved in many controversies including supplying target information to American forces to facilitate the invasion of Iraq and the secret negotiations between Israel and Hezbollah.
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