what is the full form of IB
IB: Intelligence Bureau
IB stands for Intelligence Bureau. It is an intelligence agency of India that mainly deals with internal intelligence; handles threats inside the country. It provides information about suspicious activities to other intelligence agencies and police so that they can take necessary action to protect the country and its citizens from the internal or external threats. It is also assigned the tasks related to counter-intelligence and counter-terrorism.
IB was formed in 1887 to keep an eye on Russian-troops deployed in Afghanistan. It is the oldest intelligence agency in India. It was re-crafted at the time of independence in 1947 by the government of India. The director of IB has always been an Indian Police Service officer; the current IB director (as of January, 2017) is Rajiv Jain, a 1980 batch IPS officer from the Jharkhand Cadre. The life of an IB officer is not easy. It is full of danger and sacrifices. IB can issue licenses of radio frequencies and tap a phone line. It also has an email spying system to monitor emails of terrorist organizations and other malicious groups.
There is also a subsidiary unit of the intelligence bureau which is known as Subsidiary Intelligence Bureau. It works at the state level and is headed by an officer of the rank of Joint Director or above.
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