PAKISTAN ARMY RANKS – Ranks of Pakistan Army With Insignia

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 Pakistan Army Ranks

Pakistan Army Ranks are basically based on British Army Ranks structure, although ranks structure for other ranks personnel and insignia are different.

Pakistan Army Ranks are divided into two different kinds such as Officers Ranks beginning from Field Marshal to Second Lieutenant. Similarly, Non-Commissioned Officers ranks begin with Subedar-Major / Risaldar-Major to Sepoy/Soldier and then there are a few other ranks from Battalion Havildar Major to Company Quartermaster Havildar.

Here, BPS refers to Basic Pascale. Salaries of every rank vary accordingly to its BPS. In case of some particular conditions such as posting in War-Zones, a soldier will get few allowances.

Pakistan Army Ranks (Commissioned Officer)


(Highest to Lowest)

Field Marshal: 5 stars

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Fields Marshal Ayub khan is the only one who got such a highest rank in the history of Pak Army. He appointed himself as Field Marshal of Pakistan while serving as President of Pakistan. Field marshal is one of the highest ranks of Pakistan Army.

General: 4 Stars

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Insignia: One Crossed Baton and Sabre, Crescent and a Star, One Pip

A General commands an Army consists of 500k trained army personnel. Besides this, 4 Stars General can rule the country or can be the Chief of the Joint Staff Committee.

Currently, Gen Nadeem Raza is the CJSC of the Pakistan Army. CJSC leads the meetings and coordinates collective efforts of all the forces including Para-Military forces. However, the chief has no authority of command over different forces. It is nominated by Prime Minister and then finally appointed by the President of Pakistan and has a term length of 3 years.

Equivalent of Air Chief Marshal in PAF

Equivalent of Admiral in Pak Navy


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Lieutenant General: 3 stars



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Insignia: Crossed Baton and Sabre, Crescent and a Star

At present there are 29 serving Lieutenant General of Pak Army. It’s one of the Pakistan army ranks that commands a whole corp.
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·         Member of NSC (National Security Council)
·         Can have command of Strategic command
·         Can be the Director-General of ISI
·         After retirement, can also serve as Defense Secretary
·         Can also be CJSC of Pak Army

Equivalent of Air Marshal in PAF
Equivalent of Vice Admiral in Pak Navy

Major General: 2 stars


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BPS-22

Insignia: One crossed Baton and Sabre, One Pip

At present there are 188 serving Major Generals of Pakistan Army. It’s the first general rank in Pakistan army ranks.

·         Can have the command of division consist of 5k personnel.
·         He can be the director General of FC, Rangers, or MI (Military Intelligence).
·         A Major General Can be the Principal Staff Officer of Chief of Army Staff.
·         He can be the Commandant of Training or War College.

Equivalent of Air Vice Marshal in PAF

Equivalent of Rear Admiral in Pak Navy

Brigadier: 1 star

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BPS-21

Insignia: Crescent and a Star and three pips

  •        A brigadier commands a brigade of 2000 men
  •          Can be the section In charge in ISI or MI
  •          Brigadier can serve as Commandant of Training College or Instructor in War College
  •          Can act as Military attaché or Military Secretary in PMO

Equivalent of Air Commodore in PAF
Equivalent of Commodore in Pak Navy

Colonel

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BPS-20

Insignia: Crescent and a Star and two Pips

Colonel considers as most significant rank as it the driving force of any Army. He commands the platoon or unit consisting of 700-800 men.

·         Can act as staff officer
·         Colonel can serve as Commandant of Training College or Instructor in War College
·         Can act as Military attaché or Military Secretary in PMO


Equivalent of Group Captain in PAF
Equivalent of Captain in Pak Navy

Lieutenant Colonel


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BPS-19

Insignia: Crescent and a Star and a Pip

He has the Command of 700-800 men of Unit or Platoon
  •          Can act as Staff officer
  •          A colonel can also act Instructor in War College

Equivalent of Wing Commander in PAF
Equivalent of Commander in Pak Navy

Major

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 BPS-18

Insignia: Crescent and a Star

A major commands a company
·         He can act as a staff officer or brigade major
·         Can be the Instructor in War College
·         Can also be the second in command of a Unit
Equivalent of Squadron Leader in PAF
Equivalent of Lieutenant Commander in Pak Navy


Captain

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 BPS-17

Insignia: Three Pips

A captain commands a company.
Can act as adjutant or Staff Officer
Equivalent of Flight Lieutenant in PAF
Equivalent of Lieutenant in Pak Navy


Lieutenant

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BPS-17

Insignia: Two Pips

A lieutenant can act as commands a company or adjutant of the unit.
Equivalent of Flying Officer in PAF
Equivalent of Sub Lieutenant in Pak Navy


2nd Lieutenant

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Insignia: One pip

 BPS-17

Commands a company of 70-80 men
Equivalent of Pilot Officer in PAF
Equivalent of Midshipman in Pak Navy


Pak Army Ranks of Junior Commissioned Officer :


Subedar-Major


Insignia: one crescent & star with stripe
BPS-16
Equivalent of Chief Warrant Officer in PAF    
Equivalent of Master Chief Petty Officer in Pak Navy


Subedar


Insignia: two pips with a stripe
BPS-15
Equivalent of Warrant Officer in PAF
Equivalent of Fleet Chief Petty Officer in Pak Navy


Naib Subedar


Insignia: one pip with a stripe
 BPS-13 or BPS-14
Equivalent of Assistant Warrant Officer in PAF
Equivalent of Chief Petty Officer in Pak Navy

Pak Army Ranks of Non – Commissioned Officer :


Battalion Havaldar Major

                                         

Insignia: Triple stripe chevron
 BPS-11 or BPS-9
Equivalent of Chief Technician in PAF
Equivalent of Petty Officer in Pak Navy


Battalion Quartermaster Havaldar


Insignia: Triple stripe chevron
 BPS-11 or BPS-9
Equivalent of Senior Technician in PAF


Company Quartermaster Major


Insignia: Triple stripe chevron
 BPS-11 or BPS-9
Equivalent of Corporal Technician in PAF
Equivalent of Leading Rate in Pak Navy


Havaldar


Insignia: Triple stripe chevron
 BPS-11 or BPS-9
Equivalent of Senior Aircraftman in PAF
Equivalent of Able Seaman in Pak Navy


Naik


Insignia: double stripe chevron
BPS-9 or BPS-8


Lance Naik


Insignia: single stripe chevron
 BPS-8 or BPS-7
Equivalent of Aircraftman in PAF
Equivalent of Ordinary Rate in Pak Navy


Soldier


Soldier having no Insignia is Sepoy.
BPS-7

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