Army Rank List : The Indian Army is the ground based force of the Indian Defense Services. The Indian army ranks are matter of pride and honour to the Indian Army personnel. All the candidates who are aspiring to join the Indian Army must have a clear knowledge of their career growth which is in the terms of Indian Army Rank. Indian Army provides ample opportunities for growth at both personal and professional level.
The Indian Army has introduced various ranks and cadres for administrative efficiency. The Indian Army rank list is given on the basis of the candidate's qualification, performance and experience in a particular field. All the posts in the commissioned officer come under the Group A service officers and Group B post in junior commissioned officers. Complete list of Indian Army Rank is given below.
Indian Army Rank List
The Indian Army Ranks can be broadly classified into 3 categories Commissioned Officer, Junior Commissioned Officers and Other Ranks. These ranks are generally correspond with those of western militaries and in particular reflect those of the British and Commonwealth armies. Traditional names as well as western names are used for Indian Army ranks.
Indian Army Ranks & Insignia for Commissioned Officers
Indian Army rank list of commissioned officers with details of Insignia and Collar Patch is given below.
|Indian Army Rank – 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 Rank 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|
Indian Army Ranks List Non Commissioned Group
The Non Commissioned ranks of Indian Army are authorized to wear Chevrons as per the regiment and corps pattern. The list of other ranks are given below.
|Indian Army Rank||Insignia Description|
|Company Quarter Master Havildar (CQMH)||3 Stripes and an Ashoka|
|Lance Naik||1 Stripe|
Indian Army Rank List PDF
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For more details visit Indian Army Government of India official website https://www.indianarmy.nic.in
World's Strongest Army Rank List 2023
India ranked 4th in World's Strongest Army ranking by Global Firepower index 2023. List of top 10 Army in the World is given below.
|Rank||Country Name||Army Budget in $ billion||Army Personnel and other details|
|1||United states||721.5||Army 14,00,000|
|6||South Korea||62.3||Army 6,24,465|
|8||United Kingdom||42.5||Army 1,46,980|