Ranks And Insignia Of Army Navy And Air Force

Indian Army

The Indian Army is ranked as the third-largest armed force in the world. It is the world’s largest volunteer army in the world. Before you start preparing for the Indian Army check out the ranks and insignia of the positions.

Badges and Ranks of Army Navy and Air Force Officials

There are three categories of the ranks of the Indian Army:

  1. Commissioned Officers- The officers are of Grade A level who joins the army with the examination like NDA, CDS, TGC, TES, etc. They are the leaders of the army and the command units anywhere from the company to the whole army.
  1. Junior Commissioned Officers- These are the officers which are somehow equivalent to senior non-commissioned officers in the western armies.
  1. Other Ranks- Other Commission Officer or Non- Commission Officer are soldiers who have been promoted to positions of responsibility, and they are very similar to the non-commissioned officers in the Western armies. Sepoy's low level differs from the different arms of the army.

Also check: Syllabus for NDA

Commissioned Officer

Rank And Badge Commision Officer

Ranks Insignia
Field marshal National emblem over a crossed baton

and saber in a lotus blossom wreath.

General National emblem over a five-pointed star,

all over a crossed baton and saber.

Lieutenant general National emblem over crossed baton and saber.
Major general Five-pointed star over crossed baton and saber.
Brigadier National emblem over three five-pointed

stars in a triangular formation.

Colonel National emblem over two five-pointed stars
Lieutenant Colonel National emblem over five-pointed star.
Major National emblem.
Captain Three five-pointed stars.
Lieutenant Two five-pointed stars.
Second lieutenant Five-pointed star.

Junior Commissioned Officers

Ranks   Insignia
Infantry and other arms Cavalry and armour  
Subedar major Risaldar major Gold national emblem with stripe
Subedar Risaldar Two gold stars with stripe
Naib subedar Naib risaldar One gold star with stripe

Other Commission Officer

Ranks   Insignia
Infantry and other arms Cavalry and armour  
Quartermaster havildar Quartermaster duffadar Gold national emblem with three chevrons
Havildar Daffadar Three rank chevrons
Naik Lance daffadar Two rank chevrons
Lance naik Acting lance daffadar Single rank chevron
Sepoy (Sipahi)/Jawan Sowar Plain shoulder badge only

Indian Navy

There are limitless opportunity in the field of Indian Navy whether it’s an officer or a sailor, there can be many options you can opt for. Today we’ll talk about all the options you can go choose

Commissioned Officers

Navy Rank And Badges

Commissioned Officer Insignia
Admiral of the Fleet Contain one thick and four thin gold

braid stripes (loop on the topmost stripe)

Admiral Shoulder Board – The rank Insignia of and baton, surmounted by Emblem of Indian.

Admiral is Four-star beneath crossed sword

and baton, surmounted by Emblem of Indian.

Vice Admiral Shoulder Board – The rank Insignia of Rear Admiral

is Three-star beneath crossed sword and baton,

surmounted by Emblem of Indian.

Rear Admiral Shoulder Board – The rank Insignia of Rear Admiral

is Two-star beneath crossed sword

and baton, surmounted by

Emblem of Indian.

Commodore A Commodore insignia has one thick

gold braid strip with a gold ring above

it on a black background.

Captain Captain insignia contain four gold braid

stripes (loop in the top stripe) on

a black background.

Commander Commander insignia contains three medium

gold braid stripes (loop on the top stripe)

Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander insignia consists of

two medium gold braid stripes (loop on top stripe)

with one thin stripe in between on a

black background

Lieutenant Lieutenant insignia has two medium

gold braids stripes (top stripe with loop)

on a black background

Sub Lieutenant Sub-lieutenant insignia consists of

one medium gold braid stripe with executive curl.

Junior Commissioned Officer

Junior Commissioned Officer Insignia
Master Chief Petty Officer (First Class) First Class Navy Officer
Master Chief Petty Officer (Second Class) Navy Pfficer Second Class
Chief Petty Officer Chief Navy Officer

Non Commissioned Officer

Non-Commissioned Officer Role
Petty Officer A Petty Officer rank is equal to the

Sub Inspector of police in the Indian

Police service.

Leading Seaman A Leading Seaman is senior to Seaman and Subordinate to Petty officer.

Seaman and Subordinate to Petty officer.

Seaman A Seaman is required to work on a ship

for a specific amount of time.

Indian Air Force (IAF)

The rank structure of Indian Air Force is based on the Rank Air Force. Rank structure and insignia is important for a person who’s serving on a post in the army. List below the rankings in the descending order of the positions you need to know:

Commissioned Officer

Air Force Commisioned Officer

General/Flag officers: Ranks
Marshal of the Indian Air Force The Marshal of Air Force is topmost ranks

amongst the Ranks in Indian Air Force with a

NATO ranking of OF-10. The Marshal of

the Indian Air Force is the five-star rank.

Air Chief Marshal four-star rank and has the NATO ranking of OF-9.
Air Marshal three-star rank with a NATO ranking of OF-8.
Air Vice Marshal two-star officer with a NATO ranking code of OF-7.
Air Commodore the most junior-most rank in the

Indian Air Force and is one-star officer rank.

Group Captain commissioned rank with a NATO ranking code of OF-5.
Wing Commander entrusted with the job of commanding

a wing of any subdivision.

Squadron Leader the most junior of all the

officer ranks in the Indian Air Force.

Flight Lieutenant the most junior commissioned officer rank with a NATO ranking of OF-2

officer rank with a NATO ranking of OF-2

Flying Officer the personnel is the NATO rank of OF-1.

Junior Commissioned and Non-Commissioned Officers

1 Master Warrant Officer
2 Warrant Officer
3 Junior Warrant Officer
4 Sergeant
5 Corporal
6 Leading aircraftman
7 Air Craftsman

 

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