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.

Officers and JCOs of Pakistan Army wear ranks on the shoulders in Khaki uniform while NCOs wear it on the arm. In CCD all army personnel including officers, JCOs and NCOs wear them on chest.[1]

Officer ranks[edit]

Officer rank insignia displayed on the shoulders.

Army Rank [2] Insignia NATO
Equivalent
BPS
Field marshal
(5-Star)[3]
OF-10 Pakistan Army.svg OF-Distinguish BPS-Apex
General
(4-Star)
OF-9 Pakistan Army.svg OF-10 BPS-Apex
Lieutenant General
(3-Star)
OF-8 PakistanArmy.svg OF-9 BPS-22
Major General
(2-Star)
OF-7 Pakistan Army.svg OF-8 BPS-21
Brigadier
(1-Star)
OF-6 Pakistan Army.svg OF-7 BPS-20
Colonel OF-5 Pakistan Army.svg OF-6 BPS-19
Lieutenant Colonel OF-4 Pakistan Army.svg OF-5 BPS-19
Major OF-3 Pakistan Army.svg OF-4 BPS-18
Captain OF-2 Pakistan Army.svg OF-3 BPS-17
Lieutenant OF-1(B) Pakistan Army.svg OF-2 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 None BPS-16
Subedar None BPS-15
Naib Subedar none BPS-14

Non-Commissioned Officers[edit]

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

Army Rank [4] Insignia NATO
Equivalent
BPS
Battalion Havildar Major OR-5 BPS-13
Battalion Quartermaster Havildar OR-5 BPS-12
Company Havildar Major OR-5 BPS-11
Company Quartermaster Havildar OR-5 BPS-10
Havildar OR-5 BPS-9
Lance Havildar OR-4 BPS-8
Naik (Nk) OR-3 BPS-8
Lance Naik OR-2 BPS-7
Soldier OR-1 BPS-7

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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