Naval ranks and insignia of India

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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.

Officer ranks[edit]

Equivalent ranks of Indian Armed Forces (click to enlarge)

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.

India uses the Midshipman rank in its navy, and all future officers carry the rank upon entering the Indian Naval Academy. They are commissioned Sub-lieutenants upon finishing their course of study. The Medical Officers use the prefix "Surgeon" with all the respective ranks, for example Surgeon Commander.

Rank Insignia of the Officers in INDIAN NAVY - Commissioned Officers

Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer
India India
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IN Admiral of the NAVY Shoulder curl.pngBritish Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-10.svg 14-Indian Navy-ADM.svgBritish Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-9.svg 13-Indian Navy-VADM.svgBritish Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-8.svg 12-Indian Navy-RADM.svgBritish Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-7.svg 11-Indian Navy-CDRE.svgBritish Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-6.svg 10-Indian Navy-CAPT.svgBritish Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-5.svg 09-Indian Navy-CDR.svgBritish Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-4.svg 08-Indian Navy-LCDR.svgBritish Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-3.svg 07-Indian Navy-LT.svgBritish Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-2.svg 06-Indian Navy-SLT.svgBritish Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-1b.svg
Admiral of
the Fleet
1
Admiral2 Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant
Commander
Lieutenant Sublieutenant

Other ranks[edit]

Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
India India
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India-Navy-OR-9.svg India-Navy-OR-8.svg India-Navy-OR-7.svg PO Indian Navy.svg No equivalent Leading Seaman Indian Navy.svg No equivalent
No insignia
Master Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Master Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer Leading Seaman Ordinary Seaman

Notes[edit]

  • 1 Honourary/Ceremonial/wartime rank. Has never been awarded.
  • 2 Held only by the Chief of the Naval Staff

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