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The Indian Army has followed British Army rank system since its independence from British Empire in 1947. However, the crown in the rank insignia has been replaced with the Ashoka Lion, which symbolizes the sovereignty of Government of India.
|Indian Officer Ranks|
|Rank||Field Marshal (5 Star)||General (4 Star)||Lieutenant General (3 Star)||Major General (2 Star)||Brigadier (1 Star)||Colonel||Lieutenant Colonel||Major||Captain||Lieutenant||2nd Lieutenant|