Army ranks and insignia of Pakistan

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Pakistan Army
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Leadership
Chief of Army Staff
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee
Organisation and Components
Structure of the Pakistan Army
Frontier Corps
Frontier Works Organisation
Special Service Group
Army Cantonment Board
Pakistan Armoured Corps
Installations
General Headquarters
Pakistan Military Academy
Command and Staff College
National Defence University
Personnel
Army Ranks of Pakistan
Pakistan Army Generals
Equipment
Equipment
History and Traditions
Military history of Pakistan
UN Peacekeeping Missions
Pakistan Army FC
Awards, Decorations and Badges
Awards and Decorations
Nishan-e-Haider

The Ranks of Pakistan Army are primarily based on British Army Ranks structure, though ranks for other ranks personnel and insignia differ.

Officer ranks[edit]

Officer rank insignia displayed on the shoulders.

Army Rank [1] Insignia NATO
Equivalent
BPS
Field marshal
(5-Star)[2]
OF-10 Pakistan Army.svg OF-10 Apex Scale
General
(4-Star)
OF-9 Pakistan Army.svg OF-9 Apex Scale
Lieutenant General
(3-Star)
OF-8 PakistanArmy.svg OF-8 BPS-22
Major General
(2-Star)
OF-7 Pakistan Army.svg OF-7 BPS-21
Brigadier
(1-Star)
OF-6 Pakistan Army.svg OF-6 BPS-20
Colonel OF-5 Pakistan Army.svg OF-5 BPS-19 [3]
Lieutenant Colonel OF-4 Pakistan Army.svg OF-4 BPS-19
Major OF-3 Pakistan Army.svg OF-3 BPS-18
Captain OF-2 Pakistan Army.svg OF-2 BPS-17
Lieutenant OF-1(B) Pakistan Army.svg OF-1 BPS-17
2nd Lieutenant OF-1(A) Pakistan Army.svg OF-1 BPS-17

Junior Commissioned Officers[edit]

Army Rank [4] Insignia NATO
Equivalent
BPS
Subedar-Major Subedar Major.jpg None BPS-16
Subedar Subedar.jpg None BPS-15
Naib Subedar Naib Subedar.jpg None BPS-13 or BPS-14

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Non-Commissioned Officers[edit]

The Non-Commissioned Officers rank insignia are displayed on sleves.

Army Rank [4] Insignia NATO
Equivalent
BPS
Battalion Havildar Major Batal H M.jpg OR-9 BPS-11 or BPS-9
Battalion Quartermaster Havildar Batallion Qu Havildar.jpg OR-8 BPS-11 or BPS-9
Company Havildar Major Comp Havildar Major.jpg OR-8 BPS-11 or BPS-9
Company Quartermaster Havildar Comp Quat Havildar.jpg OR-7 BPS-11 or BPS-9
Havildar Havildar.jpg OR-5 or OR-6 BPS-8 or BPS-7
Naik (Nk) Naik.jpg OR-4 BPS-7 or BPS-6
Lance Naik Lance Naik.jpg OR-3 BPS-6
Soldier OR-1 or OR-2 BPS-5

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Pakistan Army Ranks". Pakistan Defence. 11 September 2007. Retrieved 27 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Promotion to this rank, conferred by Federal Government, is absolutely based on manifestation of examplary performance in war as Four Star General.
  3. ^ Gazette of Pakistan
  4. ^ a b "Badges of Rank". Pakistan Army. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 27 December 2009.