RAW vs ISI – Which Agency is Best ?

RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) Vs ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence)

To protect their citizens and borders from unexpected attacks and casualties, nations throughout the world spend a great deal of money on their armed forces. To protect a nation from internal and external threats, spy intelligence agencies should also maintain sophisticated networks.


The Inter-Services Intelligence Bureau is Pakistan‘s premier intelligence organization. In order to protect Pakistan’s national security, the agency collects, processes, and analyzes any information it receives.

Headquarters: Islamabad

Founded: January 1, 1948

Until today, ISI remains one of the few intelligence agencies in the world with a dominant presence in Afghanistan. In the 1980s, it provided essential logistical and intelligence support to Afghan mujahideen during the Soviet-Afghan War. India, Libya, Iran, and Iraq have all been the subject of covert ISI operations.

The ISI is officially responsible for providing the Pakistani government with intelligence assessments. It is the most important intelligence agency in Pakistan.


India’s foreign intelligence agency is the Research and Analysis Wing. Foreign intelligence gathering, counterterrorism, counterproliferation, advice to Indian policymakers, and advancement of India’s foreign strategic interests are the agency’s primary functions.

Headquarters: New Delhi

Founded: September 21, 1968

NDS arrested several covert operatives from the Ministry of State Security (China) in Kabul in response to a tip-off from R&AW, the national intelligence agency of Afghanistan. This was the first indication of Chinese intelligence activity in Afghanistan.

The agency gathers foreign intelligence, combats terrorism, provides policy advice to the Indian government, and advances Indian foreign strategic interests. Following the Sino-Indian war of 1962 and the India-Pakistan war of 1965, the agency was established.

Fun Fact

Why ISI is most powerful agency?

International Spy Intelligence gathers, analyzes, and processes sensitive information related to national security around the world. When looking at the structure of the organization, we find that soldiers from Pakistan’s three service branches make up the bulk of the ISI.

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