Security of the country is the foremost priority of every nation and this essential role is played by the Intelligence Agencies of the countries. Like other nation, there are many intelligence agencies in India too and few of them stands among the world’s top intelligence agencies. An intelligence agency is a government organisation responsible for the gathering, analysis , and exploitation of information in support of law enforcement, security of the nation. So, today we are informing you about the important intelligence agencies of India.
1. Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW)
The India’s intelligence agency R&AW was formed in 1968 under the title Foreign Intelligence and is responsible for creation of Bangladesh, op smiling Buddha and Indo-Pak war of 71,99. R&AW is considered one of the best intelligence agency among the world’s agency. Behind the formation of the intelligence agency, the intelligence failure of Indo-sino war and Indo-Pak war was responsible.
2. Intelligence Bureau (IB)
Government’s executive order formed the Intelligence Bureau in the year 1887 and later recrafted in year 1947. IB is the oldest intelligence agency in the country and Indo-sino war 1962, Indo-Pak 65 are its important ops. IB operates secretive operations of the country and helps the government in formulating foreign policy towards countries. KGB of Russia trains the member of IB.
3. National Technical Research Organization (NTRO)
In the year 2004, under the National Security Adviser in the Prime Minister’s Office formed the technical intelligence agency. It provides the Intelligence to other agencies and also coordinate gathered intel both foreign and domestic. The intel to ICG in blowing up of the pakistani ship on the eve of new year 2014 is its important operation.
4. Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)
To monitor the drug business in the country, NCB is formed in the year 1986. It’s a Law enforcement body and Intelligence on drug trafficking. The main operations of NCB includes coordination with BSF Punjab border, operations with BSF/AMRY Indo-Myanmar border. NCB works to prevent drug abuse and drug trafficking in India.
5. Defence Intelligence Agency (D.I.A)
It was formed in the year 2002 and operates defence related Intelligence both foreign and domestic. It reduces the armed forces reliance on civil intelligence agencies. D.I.A controls the directorate of signals Intelligence, the defence Image processing and Analysis centre and the Defence information warfare.
6. Joint Cipher Bureau (JCB)
The bureau functions autonomously and handle signal analysis and cryptanalysis was formed in the year 2002 and is responsible for cyber warfare. The body handles the cryptology of private and public product that enters in the Indian market.
7. Directorate Of Air Intelligence
It’s an intelligence agency relating to Air Force and is known for the operations of Indo-Pak war of 1965 and 1971. It monitors the airspace area of both internal and the area along the border. Sofisticated AWACS and drones are used by this intelligence agency to keep the eye on airspace area.
8. Directorate Of Naval Intelligence
It’s an intelligence agency relating to the Indian Navy specializes in gathering the information of the sea area. They use drones and radar to keep the eye on the entire sea area. Bombing of Karachi port, use of Russia in 1971 war are it’s main ops.
9. Directorate Of Military Intelligence
Directorate of Military Intelligence was formed in the year 1941 for inspecting the field intelligence of the Indian Army wing. Later after Independence, the intelligence agency was empowered to investigate corruption in the army by becoming an active part of the army department. The agency played an important role in the Kargil War. M.I. warned Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, about a coup brewing in the Bangladeshi Army which was ultimately foiled in the year 2012.