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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

Junior Commissioned Officers

Subedar Major

Abbreviation:- Sub. Maj.

Ornaments on Shoulder:-

Subedar Maj

Insignia:- Gold national emblem with stripe

Subedar

Abbreviation:- Sub.

Ornaments on Shoulder:-

Subedar

Insignia:- Two gold stars with stripe

Naib Subedar

Abbreviation:- Nb. Sub.

Ornaments on Shoulder:-

Naib Subedar

Insignia:- One gold star with stripe

Non Commissioned Officers

Regimental Havildar Major

Abbreviation:- RHM

Pattern on Arm:-

RHM

Insignia:- An Ashoka lion emblem above with the Ashoka’s chakra in a Lotus Blossom Wreath

Regimental Quarter Master Havildar

Abbreviation:- RQMH

Pattern on Arm:-

RQMH

Insignia:- An Ashoka lion emblem in a Lotus Blossom Wreath

Company Havildar Major

Abbreviation:- CHM

Pattern on Arm:-

CHM

Insignia:- An Ashoka lion emblem

Company Quarter Master Havildar

Abbreviation:- CQMH

Pattern on Arm:-

CQMH

Insignia:- Three chevrons with an Ashoka lion emblem above

Havildar

Abbreviation:- Hav.

Pattern on Arm:-

Havildar

Insignia:- Three rank chevrons

Naik

Abbreviation:- Nk.

Pattern on Arm:-

Naik

Insignia:- Two rank chevrons

Lance Naik

Abbreviation:- Lk. Nk.

Pattern on Arm:-

Lance Naik

Insignia:- Single rank chevron

Sipahi

Other Names:- Sepoy, Gunner, Rifleman, Sapper

Pattern on Arm:-

Sipahi

Insignia:- Plain shoulder badge only

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