Ranks And Insignia Of Indian Army, Navy & Air Force [Updated]

Ranks and Insignia are the important identification of a soldier serving in the armed forces, also it is equally important for us to identify the ranks and insignia of a soldier correctly whenever we see them. So would be officers! Ready to know about your rank when you get inducted and promotions? I hope you are ready as well as excited. So let us take an overview of different types of ranks in the Indian Defense. Below you can find the equivalent ranks of Indian Army, Navy and Air Force.

Indian ArmyIndian NavyIndian Air Force
Field MarshalAdmiral of the FleetMarshal of the Air Force
GeneralAdmiralAir Chief Marshal
Lieutenant GeneralVice AdmiralAir Marshal
Major GeneralRear AdmiralAir Vice Marshal
BrigadierCommodoreAir Commodore
ColonelCaptainGroup Captain
Lieutenant ColonelCommanderWing Commander
MajorLieutenant CommanderSquadron Leader
CaptainLieutenantFlight Lieutenant
LieutenantSub-LieutenantFlying Officer

Officer Ranks

INDIAN ARMYINDIAN NAVYINDIAN AIR FORCE
GeneralAdmiralAir Chief Marshal
Lieutenant GeneralVice AdmiralAir Marshal
Major GeneralRear AdmiralAir Vice Marshal
BrigadierCommodoreAir Commodore
ColonelCaptainGroup Captain
Lieutenant ColonelCommanderWing Commander
MajorLieutenant CommanderSquadron Leader
CaptainLieutenantFlight Lieutenant
LieutenantSub-LieutenantFlying Officer

Personnel Below Officer Ranks

INDIAN ARMYINDIAN NAVYINDIAN AIR FORCE
Subedar MajorMaster Chief Petty Officer (First Class)Master Warrant Officer
SubedarMaster Chief Petty Officer (Second Class)Warrant Officer
Naib SubedarChief Petty OfficerJunior Warrant Officer
HavaldarPetty OfficerSergeant
NaikAble SeamanCorporal
Lance NaikLeading SeamanLeading Aircraftsman
SepoySeamanAircraftsman
  • Field Marshal Kondandera Madappa Cariappa (1899–1993)
  • Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw (1914–2008)
  • Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh

Indian Army Rank Insignia

Indian Navy Rank Insignia

Indian Air Force Rank Insignia

Hope this information will help you to remember the ranks of Indian Armed Forces officers. You may face question-based on ranks in your SSB interview.

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