Naval ranks and insignia of India
|Active troops||1,325,000 (3rd)|
|Reserve forces||1,155,000 (7th)|
|Paramilitary forces||1,293,300 (4th)|
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|Indian Coast Guard|
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The following graphs presents the officer ranks of the Indian navy. These ranks generally correspond with those of Western militaries, and reflect those of the British military ranks.
While the provision for the rank of Admiral of the Fleet exists, it is primarily intended for major wartime use and honour. No officer of the Indian Navy has yet been conferred this rank. Both the Army and Air Force have had officers who have been conferred with the equivalent rank – Field Marshals Sam Manekshaw and Cariappa of the Army and Marshal of the Indian Air Force (MIAF) Arjan Singh.
The highest ranked naval officer is the Chief of Naval Staff.
|Admiral||Vice Admiral||Rear Admiral||Commodore||Captain||Commander||Lieutenant
The Navy has no JCO[clarification needed] ranks and 4 enlisted ratings.
- Master Chief Petty Officer (1st Class)
- Master Chief Petty Officer (2nd Class)
- Chief Petty Officer
- Petty Officer
- Leading Seaman
- Seaman I
- Seaman II
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