Top 10 Most Powerful Intelligence Agencies in the World

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Did you know which are the Most Powerful Intelligence Agencies in the World? CIA is considered as the best secret service in the world. The intelligence agencies help the country to cope with security matters and to protect the nation from likely security breach; the core purpose of spy agencies is the collection of secret information to secure the country from any internal and external happening which harm the stability of state either economically or politically.

The intelligence agencies also provide indirect security to the tangible and intangible infrastructure of the country like the nuclear program or any document containing sensitive information. Personnel of any intelligence agency has been called agents, spies or undercover officers. Here are Top 10 Most Powerful Intelligence Agencies in the World which are working for their respective countries to lock the safety of the nation.

10) Ministry of State Security (MSS), China

Formed: July 1983
Headquarters: Beijing
Employees: –
Website: –

9) Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS), Australia

Formed: 13 May 1952
Headquarters: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Employees: –
Website: www.asis.gov.au

8) Direction Generale De La Securite Exterieure (DGSE), France

Formed: 2 April 1982
Headquarters: 141 Boulevard Mortier, Paris XX, France
Employees: 5,161 (estimate)
Website: www.defense.gouv.fr

7) Bundesnachrichtendienst, (BND) Germany

Formed: 1 April 1956
Headquarters: Pullach and Berlin, Germany
Employees: 6,500 (estimate)
Website: www.bnd.de

6) Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), India

Formed: 21 September 1968
Headquarters: New Delhi, India
Employees: –
Website: –

Top 10 Most Powerful Intelligence Agencies in the World

5) The Institute For Intelligence and Special Operation (MOSSAD), Israel

Formed: 13 December 1949
Headquarters: Tel Aviv, Israel
Employees: 1,200 (estimate)
Website: www.mossad.gov.il

4) Federal Security Services, (FSB) Russia

Formed: 12 April 1995
Headquarters: SIS Building, London, UK
Employees: 3,00,000 (estimate)
Website: www.fsb.ru

3) Secret Intelligence Service, (MI6) United Kingdom

Formed: 1909
Headquarters: SIS Building, London, UK
Employees: 3,200 (estimate)
Website: www.sis.gov.uk

2) Inter-Service Intelligence, (ISI) Pakistan

Formed: 1948
Headquarters: Islamabad, Pakistan
Employees: –
Website: –

1) Central Intelligence Agency, (CIA) United States

Formed: 18 September 1947
Headquarters: George Bush Center for Intelligence, Langley, Fairfax County, Virginia, US
Employees: 21,575 (estimate)
Website: www.cia.gov