Equivalent Officers Rank of Indian Armed Forces Army Navy Air Force

If you are defence aspirant and going to attend SSB interview, it is expected of you to at least know the rank structure of the organisation you want to join, also aspirants coming from defence background must know the ranks and insignia of Indian army, Indian Navy, and Air Force along with the equivalent ranks of Army, Navy and Air Force. Aspirants if you want to join Indian Armed Forces then it is necessary to aware the all equivalent officers ranks of Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. We are going to discuss all equivalent officers ranks of Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. Below you can find the equivalent ranks of Indian army navy and air force officers and equivalent ranks of personnel below officer ranks.

Officer Ranks

Indian Army Indian Navy Indian Air Force
General Admiral Air Chief Marshal
Lieutenant General Vice Admiral Air Marshal
Major General Rear Admiral Air Vice Marshal
Brigadier Commodore Air Commodore
Colonel Captain Group Captain
Lieutenant Colonel Commander Wing Commander
Major Lieutenant Commander Squadron Leader
Captain Lieutenant Flight Lieutenant
Lieutenant Sub-Lieutenant Flying Officer

Personnel Below Officer Ranks

Indian Army Indian Navy Indian Air Force
Subedar Major Master Chief Petty Officer (First Class) Master Warrant Officer
Subedar Master Chief Petty Officer (Second Class) Warrant Officer
Naib Subedar Chief Petty Officer Junior Warrant Officer
Havaldar Petty Officer Sergeant
Naik Able Seaman Corporal
Lance Naik Leading Seaman Leading Aircraftsman
Sepoy Seaman Aircraftsman
  • Field Marshal Kondandera Madappa Cariappa (1899–1993)
  • Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw (1914–2008)
  • Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh

 

* represents a 5 Star Rank

  • Admiral of the fleet, never been awarded
  • Field marshal, awarded to Kodandera Madappa Cariappa and Sam Manekshaw
  • Marshal of the Indian Air Force, awarded to Arjan Singh. Arjan Singh was the only Indian Airforce officer with a 5 Star Rank.
  • Indian military officers of five-star rank hold their rank for life, and are considered to be serving officers until their deaths.
Indian Army Navy Airforce Officer and OR ranks

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