Know About The Grades And Emblem Of Commissioned Officers Of Indian Armed Forces

The Indian Army is a major constituent of the Indian Armed Forces. The country’s President act as its Supreme Commander and Indian Armed Forces is headed by the Chief of Army Staff.

Indian Army grades can be categorized into 3 groups: Commissioned Officers – who are equal to All India Services and Group A Services in Defence Forces, Junior Commissioned Officers – who are the same as Group B Gazetted officers, and other positions include Non-Commissioned Officers and Soldiers.

Commissioned officers turned out to be the heads of the army and command anywhere from Platoon, Company, Brigade, Division, Corps and the Whole army.

Here is all you need to know about the ranks and insignia of the Commissioned Officers Of Indian Army -

  1. Field Marshal

This is a 5-star general officer position and the top possible position in the Indian armed forces. He is positioned immediately over general, however not implemented in the normal army arrangement.

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  1. General

General is the Chief of the Army Staff and the top-ranking official of the Indian armed forces. The place is shortened as COAS in Indian Army and possessed by a 4-star officer grade.

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  1. Lieutenant General

This rank consists of National symbol above crossed baton and sabre.

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  1. Major General

This rank consists of a 5-pointed star above crossed baton as well as sabre.

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  1. Brigadier

This rank consists of National emblem above three 5-pointed stars in a triangular arrangement.

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  1. Colonel

National emblem over two five-pointed stars.

 

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  1. Lieutenant Colonel

This rank consists of National emblem above the five-pointed star.

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  1. Major

This rank consists of the National emblem.

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  1. Captain

This rank consists of three five-pointed stars.

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  1. Lieutenant

This rank consists of two 5-pointed stars.

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  1. Subedar Major

This rank consists of Gold national insignia together with a stripe.

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  1. Subedar

This rank consists of two gold stars along with a stripe.

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13: Naib Subedar

This rank consists of one gold star along with a stripe.

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So, how many of these did you know?

by Vijay Singh | Fri, Jun 08 - 01:07 PM

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