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Army ranks and insignia of Pakistan


Army ranks and insignia of Pakistan

Pakistan Army
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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.


  • Officer ranks 1
  • Junior Commissioned Officers 2
  • Non-Commissioned Officers 3
  • See also 4
  • Notes 5

Officer ranks

Officer rank insignia displayed on the shoulders.
Army Rank [1] Insignia NATO
Field marshal
OF-10 Apex Scale
OF-9 Apex Scale
Lieutenant General
OF-8 BPS-22
Major General
OF-7 BPS-21
OF-6 BPS-20
Colonel OF-5 BPS-19 [3]
Lieutenant Colonel OF-4 BPS-19
Major OF-3 BPS-18
Captain OF-2 BPS-17
Lieutenant OF-1 BPS-17
2nd Lieutenant OF-1 BPS-17

Junior Commissioned Officers

Army Rank [4] Insignia NATO
Subedar-Major None BPS-16
Subedar None BPS-15
Naib Subedar None BPS-13 or BPS-14

Non-Commissioned Officers

The Non-Commissioned Officers rank insignia are displayed on sleves.
Army Rank [4] Insignia NATO
Battalion Havildar Major OR-9 BPS-11 or BPS-9
Battalion Quartermaster Havildar OR-8 BPS-11 or BPS-9
Company Havildar Major OR-8 BPS-11 or BPS-9
Company Quartermaster Havildar OR-7 BPS-11 or BPS-9
Havildar OR-5 or OR-6 BPS-8 or BPS-7
Naik (Nk) OR-4 BPS-7 or BPS-6
Lance Naik OR-3 BPS-6
Soldier OR-1 or OR-2 BPS-5

See also


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