Top 5 Best Intelligence Agencies In The World

Intelligence Agency is an effective instrument of a national power. Aggressive intelligence is its primary weapon to destabilize the target.

5. MSS – China

Jurisdiction People’s Republic of China
Headquarters Beijing
Agency executive Geng Huichang, Minister of State Security
Parent agency State Council

Ministry of State Security is the security agency of the People’s Republic of China. It is also probably the Chinese government’s largest and most active foreign intelligence agency, though it is also involved in domestic security matters. Article 4 of the Criminal Procedure Law gives the MSS the same authority to arrest or detain people as regular police for crimes involving state security with identical supervision by the procuratorates and the courts. It is headquartered near the Ministry of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China in Beijing. According to Liu Fuzhi, Secretary-General of the Commission for Politics and Law under the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Minister of Public Security, the mission of the MSS is to ensure “the security of the state through effective measures against enemy agents, spies, and counter-revolutionary activities designed to sabotage or overthrow China’s socialist system.” One of the primary missions of the MSS is undoubtedly to gather foreign intelligence from targets in various countries overseas. Many MSS agents are said to have operated in the Greater China region (Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan) and to have integrated themselves into the world’s numerous overseas Chinese communities. At one point, nearly 120 agents who had been operating under non-official cover in the U.S., Canada, Western and Northern Europe, and Japan as businessmen, bankers, scholars, and journalists were recalled to China, a fact that demonstrates the broad geographical scope of MSS agent coverage.

4. M1-6 – United Kingdom

Formed 1909 as the Secret Service Bureau
Jurisdiction Government of the United Kingdom
Headquarters Vauxhall Cross, London
Minister responsible The Rt Hon. William Hague MP, Foreign Secretary
Agency executive Sir John Sawers KCMG, Director General
Parent agency Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The British have had a long public perception of an effective intelligence agency (due to the success of the unrealistic, yet entertaining, James Bond movies). This perception matches reality. MI6, the British equivalent to the CIA, has had two big advantages in staying effective: The British Official Secrets Act and D notices can often prevent leaks (which have been the bane of the CIA’s existence). Some stories have emerged. In the Cold War, MI6 recruited Oleg Penkovsky, who played a key part in the favorable resolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Oleg Gordievski, who operated for a decade before MI6 extracted him via Finland. The British were even aware of Norwood’s activities, but made the decision not to tip their hand. MI6 also is rumored to have sabotaged the Tu-144 supersonic airliner program by altering documents and making sure they fell into the hands of the KGB.

3. CIA – America

Formed September 18, 1947
Employees 20,000
Agency executive Leon Panetta, Director
Parent agency Central Intelligence Group

CIA is the largest of the intelligence agencies and is responsible for gathering data from other countries that could impact U.S. policy. It is a civilian intelligence agency of the United States government responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior United States policymakers. The CIA also engages in covert activities at the request of the President of the United States of America. The CIA’s primary function is to collect information about foreign governments, corporations, and individuals, and to advise public policymakers. The agency conducts covert operations and paramilitary actions, and exerts foreign political influence through its Special Activities Division. It has failed to control terrorism activities including 9/11, Not even a single top level Al-Queda leader captured own its own in the past 9 years – ‘they missed 1 Million’ Soviet troops marching into Afghanistan’. Iraq’s Weapons of Mass Destruction, Have the found them yet? -Number of defectors/ double agents numbers close to a thousand. On 50th anniversary of CIA, President Clinton said ”By necessity, the American people will never know the full story of your courage. Indeed, no one knows that what CIA really does”. Highly funded and technologically most advanced Intelligence set-up in the world.

2. Mossad – Israel

Formed December 13, 1949 as the Central Institute for Coordination
Employees 1,200 (est)
Agency executive Meir Dagan, Director
Parent agency Office of the Prime Minister

The Mossad is responsible for intelligence collection and covert operations including paramilitary activities. It is one of the main entities in the Israeli Intelligence Community, along with Aman (military intelligence) and Shin Bet (internal security), but its director reports directly to the Prime Minister. The list of its successes is long. Israel’s intelligence agency is most famous for having taken out a number of PLO operatives in retaliation for the attack that killed eleven Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympic games in Munich. However, this agency has other success to its name, including the acquisition of a MiG-21 prior to the Six-Day war of 1967 and the theft of the plans for the Mirage 5 after the deal with France went sour. Mossad also assisted the United States in supporting Solidarity in Poland during the 1980s.

1. ISI – Pakistan

Formed December 13, 1949 as the Central Institute for Coordination
Employees 1,200 (est)
Agency executive Meir Dagan, Director
Parent agency Office of the Prime Minister

With the lengthiest track record of success, the best know Intelligence so far on the scale of records is ISI. The Inter-Services Intelligence was created as an independent unit in 1948 in order to strengthen the performance of Pakistan’s Military Intelligence during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947. Its success in achieving its goal without leading to a full scale invasion of Pakistan by the Soviets is a feat unmatched by any other through out the intelligence world. KGB, The best of its time, failed to counter ISI and protect Soviet interests in Central Asia. This GOLD MEDAL makes it rank higher than Mossad. It has had 0 double agents or Defectors through out its history, considering that in light of the whole war campaign it carried out from money earned by selling drugs bought from the very people it was bleeding, The Soviets. It has protected its Nuclear Weapons since formed and it has foiled Indian attempts to attain ultimate supremacy in the South-Asian theatres through internal destabilization of India. It is above All laws in its host country Pakistan ‘A State, with in a State’. Its policies are made ‘outside’ of all other institutions with the exception of The Army. Its personnel have never been caught on camera. Its is believed to have the highest number of agents worldwide, close to 10,000. The most striking thing is that its one of the least funded Intelligence agency out of the top 10 and still the strongest.

  • Ali

    “Agency executive Meir Dagan, Director”

    That is also under the ISI – the ISI’s Agency executive is General Pasha.

  • Maaz

    How is it possible. Pakistan’s ISI at number 1. I dont believe it.

    • Nazar

      Feel good to see RAW is not even in TOP 5 list. ISI rocks

    • max maths

      Have you ever heard of the saying: THE STRAW THAT BROKE THE CAMEL’S BACK? or, poor little DAVID that defeated the GIANT GOLIATH. it goes in saying; with perfect INTEL no muzzle of any gun or weapon is able to defeat you. so rest in peace Mr.Mao tse Tung.

    • B/C u is not a real pakistani

  • Any ranking which does not say that the Russian intelligence — the old KGB or the current SVR — is number one is a wrong ranking. My own ranking would be SVR first place, French DGSE second, CIA third, and the Chinese MSS fourth. I have no idea how good the British are, although I have read that they used to be really good during WWII.

  • Mughera

    ISI always on number 1…

  • 2nd Liutinent Haider Ali

    I am from quetta school of inteligence of Pakistan Military Academy. No doubt ISI is the best an i reveal that usama death is a drama.

  • The 1

    Yes you guys wish ISI was number 1 in the world: all part of Pakistani Propaganda

  • The 1

    The biggest lies ever. I mean Pakistan. They are not even in control of their own country, and you guys are no: 1. God help us all

  • g pepper

    There is a sound surveillance technique that is being used on private citizens in the UNITED STATES, that are not involved in crime in any manner, to eavesdrop into their homes.

    The idiocy of using this to do so is that there is full intent of a group of individuals that this is happening to out this technique and the foul practices that are being used against them. This is going to jeopardize the usage of this technique where it SHOULD be being used and IS being used in enemy territory.

    There is a real problem in this method and manner and it WILL be addressed to those enemy countries that their “intelligence” in foe countries are also being eavesdropped upon.

  • hamza

    MY isi is top u isi……i love to see indians crying LOL hahahahahahha soo happy

  • Adeel Mustafa

    ISI must have to show more failures because its against of their policies to be on number 1 in front of the world in the list of intelligence agencies. This is also a reason because of they accepted OSAMA operation as their failure.
    World is looking towards ISI and that is the thing which ISI don’t want.

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  • ISI best ever agency ………….. because ISI it is defending world s most popular agencies raw mossad and cia . ISI zinda bad pak fauj painda bad

  • Javed nasir

    ISI is the best. however they have not been able to stop the suicide bombings. It mainly relies on human intelligence gathering and is not technologically advanced. However it is something that should make us proud. pakistan zindabad

  • CIA

    pk isi iz the number 1 agency in the world but kidz dont know.

  • ShahXaib

    Any one who is felling jealous after seeing this news that ISI is on first, i want to say that people that Muslims are always in first No.

  • i wanna job in isi

  • moria

    People I know that some of you disagree, just please don’t curse and make a big fuzz about it!

  • david turner

    how much u wanna bet paki wrote this…

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  • glad to see pakistan on top

  • saeed hakim

    Islam zindabad
    Pakistan zindabad
    ISI zindabad

  • SAm

    ALLAH o AKbar…… Guys gUys listen ISI is No.1 ….. But fIe on Indain RAW last n least hahaha… This is how india has never defeated us,,,, cUz aaawr IntelligNc So power FuL…. Pakistan Zindabad, Islam Pa’indabad….

  • Sam

    Bullshit CIA is the no.1. we defeated the KGB without any war. besides ISI has been defeated many times by us and India.. they got brutally humilitated in 1971 and all the other wars.. And the biigest damage we did by catching ISI with its pants down in OBL. till recently we also killed 26 pakistani soldiers who were with taliban and ISI could do nothing.


  • kclanger

    ISI is not an intelligence agency but is a terrorist org..pak shud b declared a terrorist country.

  • MohammadAli

    ISI is the best. Although all of u think they have no control over their country, trust me they do thats what makes them number 1. Hate to break it to some of you ISI played with CIA.

  • avinash koli

    RAW is always on no. 1 you bloody Pakistani you declared no.1 yourselves. Har har mahadev . JAI HIND

  • avinash koli

    RAW is always on no. 1 you bloody Pakistani you declared no.1 yourselves,isi shame . Har har mahadev . JAI HIND

  • Admin

    Much of these rankings is false. And for the record, Pakistan lost both of the Indo-Pak wars due to intel, tech, and military backing. An intel agency/wings capabilities are best displayed during wartime, that’s when you see who’s the best.

  • Admin

    And if the ISI is as great as you say, then how is it that Pakistan lost many of it’s wars?
    Especially the Independence of Bangladesh and the secession of Sikkim? How about not knowing about the many terrorist activities going on inside it’s own borders?

  • Joe Mama

    It’s funny that people commenting on the number one placement of the ISI are having a hard time speaking proper English. I wonder why. I bet you think there soccer team is #1 to. Just look at what a role model country that is and how many of you currently still reside there ? Since The C.I.A makes the training manuals for the ISI they better be at least better than Iraq

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  • Gaurav

    This is a joke over here ….ISI is the best…he’s the best In my ass…they are shit in name of Pakistani…they are making their image worse by saying so…and they ain’t real Muslim…don’t say it…you’re creating bad image of Muslim in the world…that’s why, whenever any terrorist activity happen then all Muslim comes in suspect….You’re nothing but an crook of asshole…they are not an intelligence agency ..they are an organization of terrorist activity… Don’t feel happy that raw isn’t in List..because they don’t need to show best themselves…cause they are….Pakistan has been defeated by India times…have you forgot kargil and 1965…? madarchodo…jis din Indian dimaag sanak gaya us din pakistan ko nakshe se gayab kar denge…..You are a poor a beggar . you live with the help of america….Without ameirca you’re nothing…and they are there with thier reason……Pakistani is in Indian’ass…..

  • Gaurav

    Hey, ISI is the might be true in Pakistani’s dream…that’s never gonna happen…and they are the best in their ass…Ass??…I listen you a funny joke…
    one day…one Indian called to a pakistani : he says that do you have Bamboo?
    Pakistani says that Yes..get in your Ass…

  • Muhammad Muzammil

    Yes ISI is no 1 you indian fools

  • Gaurav

    You’re nothing but an asshole…moron…you’re son of slut…ISI is the worst and who say it best…Uski maa ki choot ..oops sorry…Maa ka bhosada….

  • indian

    ha ha….isi no 1… shoud be in Top 10 terrorist groups in the world….

  • Zarrarsahil

    Isi dunya me no.1 he bloody indians tmhe dikhai nai daita ya tm andhe ho tmhari ankhen hain bhond k tattay wese yeh kehna kuch b ghalat na hoga or indo pak war ki bat karte ho ja kr apne bap se pocho pakistan ne india ko kitni bar shakist di terrorist ki bat karte ho tmhara apna mulak dunya me #1 terrorist he agr tm itna barbratay ho to fir panga le kr dikhao salay tawadi bond wich pori tope ton dyan ge
    Nara e takbir

  • sadaqat

    i love isi

  • sadaqat

    may allah always bless on isi

  • umar

    someone dont wanna beleive dat isi is 1st,,,, ……. these people ranked isi in their own choice…. but isi is strongest since 1946…….. so there isnt doubt….. not only isi pakistany millitery is the best and pakistany atomic power more powerfull thn usa …….

  • umar

    we should know that intelligence depends on persons brain and tallent. its not depend on country and culture……………

  • shahzaib

    pakistan zinda bad

  • shahzaib

    pakistani ISI always no.1

  • shahzaib

    jis trha hum ny russia ky tottay kerdiya ……….. osi trha tmhrar hal be kren gay ……… jis din muka mil gya ……………………. salo pori ma ros pakistan ka he name atat ha ………
    aur ager war hoi to atom bomb rukhny kylye nhe bunay …… hum to sunm dobay hein tm ko sath lyker he dobay gay……………………..////////////////////////////// bloody indians

  • asim

    hahaha wao so much of jealous people here isi is best no doubt .and indain raw is an ass hole all shemales force .raw is just working in india and afghanistan and in indian there are just 2 states in which there is no sepration moment or rebels.means thatsa big big failure of RAW .isi is fighting with all world intelligence agenceis .u can see now how nato and american troops are escaping out of afghanistan and indian 21 counslate in afghanistan are there on deowrand line to destablise pakistan but they will soon be runnig to bhatinda hahahahah ISI IS THE BEST

  • i understand y indians are having a hard time digesting the fact ISI bieng no interligence agency in the world so add salt on they wounds let me just tell u new yourk crime magazine last year also placed ISI as the worlds best agency.
    its funny indians r crying ISI should not be at the no1 spot when all they news headlines always say ISI did this and ISI did that in india. lool
    your own media proves how good and effective our ISI is and at the same time tells how pathetic your RAW id or bieng unable to counter or prevent these things from happning.

  • irfan


  • pakistan zindabad fuck u india…keep crying who care lol

  • imran khan

    our country is greatest in the world. Pakistan Zindabad

  • usama

    I am a pakistani………….and i admit that this list is wrong ISI cant be no 1, its sort of a propaganda and many of my brothers ar gettig fool here. if ISI is no 1 what cant they stop the suicide bombing,PAF base attacks all that……………!ISI probably be in 8/9 place. CIA,MI6/KGB/MOSSAD i think these should be the contenders for NO 1 place.1

  • Khunais Malik

    My dears, the thing is not that who won the most wars.this ranking is based on current progress.ISI has forced back the millitrants from swat and a larg area of wazirestan.On the other hand all the other forces like CIA, NATO, Raw are thinking to make a compromise with Taliban in Afghanistan and ISI and Pak army are deafeating them day by day.
    I want to say in last that why we do not be unite for Peace in the world.And ISI always works for peace.Not like mosad, raw and black water.

  • hammad

    no wonder Russians,Americans and Indians are pissed off
    Cz ISI defeated russia in afghanistan,we hav stopped several US military raids we still are deafeatin em in afghansitan and indians hahah well we fuck em every year and carry out a mini 9/11 so fuck off haters and this is not an only website which puts ISI on top every website puts ISI on the top so fuck off once again

  • Saad

    ISI number 1….keep it up!

  • moiz

    well isi and mosad was created by the CIA in the end of 1940s to counter kgb isi and mosad work for cia both countrys . two most impotrant countrys for us in the world

  • Shahgee Khalid

    i love pakistan

  • Rockingstyle23

    repect!! pakistan

  • salman

    isi is the eyes of pakistan

  • Syedtanveerhussain

     ISI really the best.

  • Hikmatshinwari1

    I Love ISI 

  • ISI has to be the number 1 in the list due to its brilliant track record  despite the lowest funds its gets.



  • Habibullah

    ISI the great
    We love ISI

  • truth

    Bastards Alias pakistani’s what you boast of being best ? in Destabilising other country , ***** first handle your own country . your A****** you dont even accept body of your soldiers . take my words you disrespect your own mother . Go and fuck your own ass

    • Long Live Pakistan. 😛

    • godfather of india

      hhahahahah….yeh dhuaa sa kahan se uth raha hai….

    • Pakistani Tiger

      hahahahaha…u fool….u just believe on web sites…u know nothing about afghanistan,iraq,iran and blah blah blah…whts hapning to NATO militries in these countries..and the thing about pakistan u said,,go and read our histry then u will understand what v r….we will develop our country….u fooooooooooooool…..pakistan zindbad……..

  • hindustan

    raw is the best because ek tha tiger

    • godfather of india

      us tiger ko bund mai lay lo….aur dance kero…!!!


        dost jo dusro ke deso ko ijjat nahi dete vo apne des ko ijjat kaha se denge

        • Amir

          ma k lore indian tumhari raw kuch bhi nai hai isi k samne ma k loro tumhari raw top 5 mai bhi nai is liye apni maa chudao aur mumbai attack jese aur hamlo k lye tayar raho 5 pakistanio ne pura bharat chod dya soch jab pura pakistan gand maarega to tum loog chud chud k chuuud jaoge maa k loro tum log sirf film mai age rehna asal mai randi se baar kar kuch nai ho bharvo

          • teri gand mar dunga ager ma ka milk piya h to samne aa ja

          • fahad

            ma chod di jaegi india ki indian soldiers k mu ma isi ka lund hahahaha pakistan zindabad india or israel ki maa ki chod phle apni chotia raw ko number 1 per tu lao hahaha choria pehanlein raw ki randia pakistan zindaaaaaaaaaaaaaabaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad


    Every one has right to say any thing but PAKISTAN ZINDABAD – ABBAS