Monday, February 15, 2010

Pakistan Intelligence " I-S-I " Inter-Services Intelligence

The Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence (also Inter-Services Intelligence or ISI) is the largest intelligence service in Pakistan. It is one of the three main branches of Pakistan's intelligence agencies. It is also one of the best intelligence in the World..
It was founded in 1948. In 1950 it was officially given the task to safe guard Pakistani interests and national security inside and outside the country.Its primery objectives are not only to safeguard Pakistani interests, but also, reinforcing Pakistan power base in the region.

Structure of ISI

Joint Intelligence X: JIX

It serves as the secretariat which co-ordinates and provides administrative support to the other ISI wings and field organizations. It also prepares intelligence estimates and threat assessments.It provides administrative support to the other major divisions and regional organizations of the ISI.

Joint Intelligence Bureau (JIB)

One of the largest and most powerful divisions of the ISI, monitors political intelligence.The JIB consists of three subsections, with one subsection devoted to operations involving India, other operations involve, anti-terrorism and VIP security.

Joint Signal Intelligence Bureau (JSIB)

It includes Deputy Directors for Wireless, Monitoring and Photos, operates a chain of signals intelligence collection stations, and provide communication support to its operatives. It aslo collects Intelligence through monitoring of communications channels of neighboring countries.It has a chain of stations that track and collect intelligence signals along the Indo-Pakistani border, and it provides communications assistance for freedom campaigns in Kashmir.
A sizeable number of the staff is from the Army Signal Corps. It is believed that it has its units deployed in Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar.

Joint Intelligence Technical (JIT)

Not much is know about this section however it is believed that JIT include a separate explosives section and a chemical warfare section.

Joint Intelligence Miscellaneous (JIM)

Responsible for covert offensive intelligence operations and war time espionage.

-*-*-*-*-- Questions & Answer -*-*-**-*-
Question: What Is Pakistan's ISI or Inter-Services Intelligence?
Answer: Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence, known as the ISI (or the Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence) is the country’s largest intelligence service. It is a controversial, sometimes rogue organization that Benazir Bhutto, the late Pakistani prime minister, once termed a “state within a state” for its tendency to operate outside of the Pakistani government’s control and at cross-purposes with American anti-terror policy in South Asia.

Question : How did the ISI become so powerful?

Answer: The ISI became that “state within a state” only after 1979, largely thanks to billions of dollars in American and Saudi aid and armament covertly channeled exclusively through the ISI to the mujahedeen of Afghanistan to fight the Soviet occupation of that country in the 1980s.

Muhammad Zia ul-Haq, Pakistan's military dictator from 1977 to 1988, and the country's first Islamist leader, had positioned himself as the indispensable ally of American interests against Soviet expansion in South Asia--and the ISI as the indispensable clearing house through which all aid and armament would flow. Zia, not the CIA, decided what insurgent groups got what. The arrangement was to have far-reaching implications the CIA didn't foresee, making of Zia and the ISI the unlikely (and, in retrospect, disastrous) hinge of U.S. policy in South Asia.

Former Pakistani ISI General Hamid Gul questions the official story of 9/11 on CNN.

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