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The Insignia Of The Indian Army: Do Not Forget To Have A Look

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The Insignia Of The Indian Army: Do Not Forget To Have A Look

Army is the first line of defence for any country in case of foreign aggression. In India army is a highly respected profession and all want to join it and know about it. It is difficult to deduce the rank of a soldier by looking upon him because of the ornaments and decorations on the uniform which are very confusing for those who do not know about them. We bring to you the insignia of the Indian Army.
The army has following four categories of soldiers in ranks:-

1. Ceremonial Rank
2. Commissioned Officers
3. Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs)
4. Non Commissioned Officers (NCOs)

Ceremonial Rank

Field Marshal

India has a field marshal rank, but it is ceremonial. There are no field marshals in the army organizational structure at present and it has been conferred on only two officers in the past, the late Field Marshal Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw and the late Field Marshal Kodandera Madappa Cariappa.

Field marshals hold their rank for life, and are considered to be serving officers until their death. Unlike other officers, they do not draw a pension. A field marshal gets the full pay of a general equal to the Chief of the Army Staff. He wears full uniform on all official occasions and runs an office in army headquarters. He also has a dedicated secretariat of his own.

Ornaments on Shoulder:-

Field_Marshal_of_the_Indian_Army

Insignia:- National emblem over a crossed baton and Saber in a Lotus Blossom Wreath

Gorget patches (Collar tabs, Collar patches):-

collar tab

Gorget patches (Collar tabs, Collar patches):- Crimson patches with Five golden stars

Commissioned Officers

General

Abbreviation:- Gen.

Ornaments on Shoulder:-

General
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Insignia:- National emblem over a five-pointed star, all over a crossed baton and Saber

Gorget patches (Collar tabs, Collar patches):-

Collar Tab_Gen

Gorget patches (Collar tabs, Collar patches):- Crimson patches with Four golden stars

Lieutenant General

Abbreviation:- Lt. Gen.

Ornaments on Shoulder:-

Lt. General

Insignia:- A five-pointed star over a crossed baton and Saber

Gorget patches (Collar tabs, Collar patches):-

Collar Tab_Lt. Gen
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Gorget patches (Collar tabs, Collar patches):- Crimson patches with Three golden stars

Major General

Abbreviation:- Maj. Gen.

Ornaments on Shoulder:-

Maj. General

Insignia:- One five-pointed star over a crossed baton and Saber

Gorget patches (Collar tabs, Collar patches):-

Collar Tab_Maj. Gen
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Gorget patches (Collar tabs, Collar patches):- Crimson patches with Two golden stars

Brigadier

Abbreviation:- Brig.

Ornaments on Shoulder:-

Brigadier

Insignia:- National emblem over three five-pointed stars in a triangular formation

Gorget patches (Collar tabs, Collar patches):-

Collar Tab_Brigadier
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Gorget patches (Collar tabs, Collar patches):- Crimson patches with One golden star

Colonel

Abbreviation:- Col.

Ornaments on Shoulder:-

Colonel

Insignia:- National emblem over two five-pointed stars

Gorget patches (Collar tabs, Collar patches):-

Collar Tab_Colonel
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Gorget patches (Collar tabs, Collar patches):- Crimson patches with golden braids

Lieutenant Colonel

Abbreviation:- Lt. Col.

Ornaments on Shoulder:-

Lt. Colonel

Insignia:- National emblem over five-pointed star

Major

Abbreviation:- Maj.

Ornaments on Shoulder:-

Major

Insignia:- National emblem

Captain

Abbreviation:- Capt.

Ornaments on Shoulder:-

Captain

Insignia:- Three five-pointed stars

Lieutenant

Abbreviation:- Lt.

Ornaments on Shoulder:-

Lieutenant

Insignia:- Two five-pointed stars

Do not forget to check out the next page for insignia of the JCOs and NCOs.

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