Army ranks and insignia of Pakistan

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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
Field marshal
Field Marshal.jpg OF-X Apex Scale
Insignia General Pakistan Army.jpg OF-10 Apex Scale
Lieutenant General
Lt Gen.jpg OF-9 Apex Scale
Major General
Maj Gen.jpg OF-8 BPS-22
Brigadier pak army.jpg OF-7 BPS-21
Colonel Colonel Pakistan Army.jpg OF-6 BPS-20
Lieutenant Colonel Lt. Colonel Pakistan Army.jpg OF-5 BPS-19
Major Major Pakistan Army.jpg OF-4 BPS-18
Captain Captain Pakistan Army.jpg OF-3 BPS-17
Lieutenant Lieutenant Pakistan Army.jpg OF-2 BPS-17
2nd Lieutenant 2 lieutenant.jpg OF-1 BPS-17

Junior Commissioned Officers[edit]

Army Rank [3] Insignia NATO
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

Non-Commissioned Officers[edit]

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

Army Rank [3] Insignia NATO
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]


  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. ^ a b "Badges of Rank". Pakistan Army. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 27 December 2009.