Indian Army Ranks And Positions.
Around 30-35 Lakh people appear for the recruitment in the Army, and do you know that India loses 1600 soldiers every year without going to war. This is the only career which offers opportunities full of diverse challenges, always stays forefront when it comes to serving the nation.
Many individuals have the dedication to serve the nation and therefore they chose Indian Navy as their career. This career not only provide a challenging environment but it also involves a handsome salary, adventure, sports and sacrifice for their mother land.
Recently the movie “URI-The Surgical Strike” was launched which created a buzz on Bollywood box office and received very good response from the audience. The movie showcased the answer to the URI attack and what Indian soldiers have to go through. For your knowledge The Army, Navy and Indian Air Force (IAF) have lost over 6,500 personnel just since 2014.
Today we are going to list out the different ranks in the Indian Army. If you are planning to join this career then this article is for you.
Indian Army Ranks:
1. Indian Army Rank: Field Marshal
National emblem over a crossed baton and saber in a lotus blossom wreath.
The Field Marshal Rank is the top rank in the Indian Army. Let us tell you that only Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw and Field Marshal KM Cariappa were the only two officers to be elevated to the rank of Field Marshal.
Not applicable. Life Long.
2. Indian Army Rank: General
|National emblem over a five-pointed star, all over a crossed baton and sabre. |
After the foremost ranking Field Marshal, this is the highest rank held by the Indian Army Officer.
Incumbent – General Dalbir Singh, COAS
3 years as COAS or at the age of 62, whichever is earlier.
Pay Level 18 Rs. 2,50,000
3. Rank – Lieutenant General
National emblem over crossed baton and saber
36 years of commission service is required to get this Indian army rank of Lieutenant General.
Lieutenant generals appointed as Vice Chief of Army Staff/Army Commanders/Equivalent/NFSG at Pay Level 17, Rs.2,25,000
Retirement – At the age of 60
4. Rank – Major General
|Five-pointed star over crossed baton and sabre.|
32 years of commission service is required to get this rank of Major General.
Retirement – At the age of 58
|Pay Level 14, Rs. 1,44,200 – 2,18,200|
5. Rank : Brigadier
National emblem over three five-pointed stars in a triangular formation .
25 years of commission service is required to get this rank of Brigadier.
Retirement – At the age of 56.
|Pay Level 13A, Rs.1,39,600 – 2,17,600|
6. Rank : Colonel
|National emblem over two five-pointed stars.|
15 years of commissioned service required for selection. Duration of Time Scale promotion to Colonel is 26 years of commissioned service.
Pay Level 13, Rs. 1,30,600 – 2,15,900
7. Rank : Lieutenant Colonel
|National emblem over five-pointed star.|
On Completion of 13 years, reckonable commissioned service subject to clearance of Part D exam.
Pay Level 12A, Rs. 1,21,200 -2,12,400
8. Rank : Major
On Completion of 6 years reckonable commissioned service subject to clearance of Part B exam.
|Pay Level 11, Rs. 69,400 – 2,07,200|
8. Rank : Captain
Three five-pointed stars.
On completion of 2 years, reckonable commissioned service.
Pay Level 10B, Rs. 61,300 – 1,93,900
9. Rank – Lieutenant
A lieutenant is a junior commissioned officer in the armed forces, fire services, police and other organizations of many nations.
|Two five-pointed stars.|
|On commissioning into Indian Army as an Officer.|
Rs. 56,100 – 1,77,500
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