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Naval ranks and insignia of India

Indian Armed Forces
Triservices Crest
Triservices Crest.
Military Manpower
Active troops 1,325,000 (3rd)
Reserve forces 1,155,000 (7th)
Paramilitary forces
and CAPF
1,293,300 (4th)
Components
Indian Army
Indian Air Force
Indian Navy
Indian Coast Guard
Paramilitary forces of India
Central Armed Police Forces
Strategic Nuclear Command
History
Military history of India
Ranks
Air Force ranks and insignia
Army ranks and insignia
Naval ranks and insignia

The following graphs presents the officer ranks of the Indian Navy. These ranks generally correspond with those of Western militaries, and reflect those of the British military ranks.

Contents

  • Officer ranks 1
  • JCO's and Other Ranks 2
  • See also 3
  • Notes 4
  • External links 5

Officer ranks

While the provision for the rank of Admiral of the Fleet exists, it is primarily intended for major wartime use and honour. No officer of the Indian Navy has yet been conferred this rank. Both the Army and Air Force have had officers who have been conferred with the equivalent rank – Field Marshals Sam Manekshaw and Cariappa of the Army and Marshal of the Indian Air Force (MIAF) Arjan Singh.

The highest ranked naval officer is the Chief of Naval Staff.

India uses the Midshipman rank in its navy, and all future officers carry the rank upon entering the Indian Naval Academy. They are commissioned Sub-lieutenants upon finishing their course of study.

Equivalent NATO Code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and Student Officer
Officer rank insignia of Indian Navy
Shoulder
Sleeve
Rank Admiral of
the Fleet
1
Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant
Commander
Lieutenant Sublieutenant Midshipman2
  • 1 Honorary/War time rank.
  • 2 Badge worn either on shoulder or on suit lapel

JCO's and Other Ranks

Rank Insignia of the Indian Navy - JCO's and Other Ranks
Junior Commissioned Officer Other Ranks
Shoulder Arm
Rank Master Chief
Petty Officer
1st Class
Master Chief
Petty Officer
2nd Class
Chief
Petty Officer
Petty Officer Leading Seaman Seaman 11 Seaman 21
  • 1 No Insignia

See also

Notes

External links

  • World Rank Insignia site
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