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List of Equivalent Commissioned Rank of Indian Armed Forces

Sep 4, 2018 18:48 IST
    List of Equivalent Commissioned Rank of Indian Armed Forces

    The Indian Defence forces, i.e. Army, Navy and Air Force committed to the defence of the country from external and internal threats across the entire spectrum of warfare. It is world’s best organised, structured, equipped and disciplined organisation to react to any threat and natural and man-made disasters. The Indian Army is the land-based branch and the largest component of the Indian Armed Forces. The Equivalent Ranks of the Indian Armed Forces – Army, Air Force and Navy are given below:

    Equivalent Commissioned Rank of Indian Armed Forces

    Commissioned Officers



    Air Force



    Air Chief Marshal

    Lieutenant General

    Vice Admiral

     Air Marshal

    Major General

    Rear Admiral

    Air Vice Marshal



    Air Commodore



    Group Captain

    Lieutenant Colonel

    Colonel Commander

     Wing Commander


    Lieutenant Commander

     Squadron Leader



     Flight Lieutenant


    Sub Lieutenant

    Flying Officer

    Enlisted Grades

    Warrant officer or sergeant major

    Warrant officer or

    chief petty officer

    Warrant officer


    Petty officer


    Corporal or bombardier

    Leading seaman


    Private or gunner or trooper


    Aircraftman or airman

    The President of India is the Head of State of India, and the Commander-in-chief of the Indian Armed Forces. As the Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces the President plays the following role: he appoints the chiefs of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force. He can declare war or conclude peace, subject to the approval of the Parliament. Above Commissioned officers are the leaders of the army and command everywhere from platoon/company to brigade, division, corps and the whole army.

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