TOPIC: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.
- IB is India’s internal intelligence agency and the world’s oldest intelligence agency.
- Its head is an IPS officer.
- It is under the MHA.
- It is also responsible for collection of intelligence in border areas.
- It is used to garner intelligence from within India and also execute counter-intelligence and counter-terrorism tasks.
- It is the main coordinating agency regarding counter-terrorism. It coordinates with various states’ police all over the country.