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The Indian Army is the ground based force of the Indian Defence Services. The Indian army ranks are a matter of pride and honour to the Indian Army personnel. All the candidates aspiring to join the Indian Army must have a clear knowledge of their career growth which is in terms of Indian Army Rank. Indian Army provides ample opportunities for growth both at a personal and professional level.
Indian Army Rank List
Indian Army Ranks can be broadly classified in to 3 categories Commissioned Officer, Junior Commissioned Officers and Other Ranks. These ranks generally correspond with those of western militaries and in particular reflect those of the British and Commonwealth armies. Traditional names for ranks are still used, as well as western names.
Indian Army Ranks & Insignia for Commissioned Officers
The below list of Indian Army ranks of commissioned officers.
|Indian Army Ranks – Commissioned Officers||Insignia Description||Collar Patch|
|Field Marshal||National emblem over a crossed sword and baton in a lotus blossom wreath.||Crimson patches with Five golden stars|
|General||National emblem over a five-pointed star, all over a crossed baton and sabre.||Crimson patches with Four golden stars|
|Lieutenant General||National emblem over crossed baton and sabre.||Crimson patches with Three golden stars|
|Major General||Five-pointed star over crossed baton and sabre.||Crimson patches with Two golden stars|
|Brigadier||National emblem over three five-pointed stars in a triangular formation.||Crimson patches with One golden star|
|Colonel||National emblem over two five-pointed stars||Crimson patches with golden braids|
|Lieutenant Colonel||National emblem over five-pointed star.||–|
|Captain||Three five-pointed stars.||–|
|Lieutenant||Two five-pointed stars.||–|
List of Indian Army Ranks and Insignia for Junior Commissioned Officers
The junior commissioned officers of the Indian Army are equivalent to Group B Gazetted Officers. The list of ranks of Junior Commissioned Officers are given below.
|Rank of Junior Commissioned Officers||Insignia Description|
|Subedar Major||Gold national emblem with stripe|
|Subedar||2 Gold stars in one line with strip|
|Naik Subedar||1 Gold star with Strip|
Other Ranks list of Indian Army
The Non Commissioned ranks of Indian Army are authorised to wear Chevrons as per the Regiment / Corps pattern. The list of other ranks are given below.
|CQMH||3 Stripes and an Ashoka|
|Lance Naik||1 Stripe|
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