Army ranks and insignia of Pakistan

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 the Pakistan Army in khaki uniform wear their rank insignia on the shoulders, while NCOs wear them on the arm. In CCD, all army personnel wear their insignia on the chest.[1][2]

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OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) & Student officer
Pakistan Pakistan
OF-10 Pakistan Army.svg OF-9 Pakistan Army.svg OF-8 PakistanArmy.svg OF-7 Pakistan Army.svg OF-6 Pakistan Army.svg OF-5 Pakistan Army.svg OF-4 Pakistan Army.svg OF-3 Pakistan Army.svg OF-2 Pakistan Army.svg OF-1(B) Pakistan Army.svg OF-1(A) Pakistan Army.svg Unknown
Field marshal General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant

Non-Commissioned Officers and enlisted

The Non-Commissioned Officers rank insignia are displayed on sleeves and from the rank 'Lance Naik' the non-commissioned officer status starts. The ranks of Company Quartermaster Havildar, Company Havildar Major, Battalion Quartermaster Havildar and Battalion Havildar Major are company/battalion appointments held by senior Havildars and these badges are worn on the right wrist.[3]

NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Pakistan Pakistan
10.Pakistan Army-SMCWO.svg 09.Pakistan Army-MCWO.svg 08.Pakistan Army-CWO.svg 03.Pakistan Army-SGT No equivalent 02.Pakistan Army-CPL 01.Pakistan Army-PFC No insignia
Subedar-Major/Risaldar-Major Subedar/Risaldar Naib Subedar/Naib Risaldar Havildar Naik Lance Naik Sepoy
Other rank insignia
07.Pakistan Army-SGM 06.Pakistan Army-MSG 05.Pakistan Army-SFC 04.Pakistan Army-SSG
Battalion Havildar Major Battalion Quartermaster Havildar Company Havildar Major Company Quartermaster Havildar

See also


  1. ^ "Pakistan Army Ranks".
  2. ^ "Badges of Rank". Pakistan Army. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 27 December 2009.
  3. ^ "Badges of Rank".
Naik (military rank)

Naik (Nk; sometimes historically spelled nayak) is the Indian Army and Pakistan Army rank equivalent to corporal. In Tamil, the word naik was used to indicate a lord or governor prior to its use as an equivalent to corporal in British India.

The rank was previously used in the British Indian Army and the Camel Corps, ranking between lance naik and havildar. In cavalry units the equivalent is lance daffadar. Like a British corporal, a naik wears two rank chevrons.

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Pakistan Armed Forces comparative commissioned military ranks
Pay grade / Branch of Inter-service O-1 O-1 O-2 O-3 O-4 O-5 O-6 O-7 O-8 O-9 O-10
Plt Off Pakistan Air Force.png Second lieutenant / Ensign
Flt Lt Pakistan Air Force.png Lieutenant Pakistan Army.jpg First lieutenant / Lieutenant (junior grade)
Flag of Pakistan Air Force.png Captain Pakistan Army.jpg Captain / Lieutenant
Sqn Ldr Pakistan Air Force.pngMajor Pakistan Army.jpg Major / Lieutenant commander
Wg Cdr Pakistan Air Force.png Lt. Colonel Pakistan Army.jpg Lieutenant colonel / Commander
Gp Capt Pakistan Air Force.png Colonel Pakistan Army.jpg Colonel / Captain
Air Cdre Pakistan Air Force.png OF-6 Pakistan Army.svg Commodore Pakistan Navy Insignia.JPG
Brigadier general / Rear admiral (lower half)
AVM Pakistan Air Force.png OF-7 Pakistan Army.svg Insignia RealAdmiral Pakistan Navy.gif
Major General / Rear admiral
AM Pakistan Air Force.png OF-8 PakistanArmy.svg Insignia Vice Admiral Pakistan Navy.gif
Lieutenant general / Vice admiral
ACM Pakistan Air Force.png OF-9 Pakistan Army.svg Admiral Pakistan Navy Insignia.JPG
General / Admiral
Field Marshal.jpg OF-10 Pakistan Army.svg Fleet Admiral Pakistan Navy Insignia.jpg
P/Of. F/Of. Flt. Lt. Sq-Ldr. Wg-Cdr. Gp-Capt. Air-Cdre AVM AM ACM MAF[3]
2Lt 1Lt Cpt Maj Lt-Col Col Brig Maj-Gen Lt-Gen. Gen FM[2]
Mid SLt. Lt Lt-Cdr Cdr Capt. Cdre R-Adm V-Adm Adm FAdm[3]
Mid SLt. Lt Lt-Cdr Cdr Capt. Cdre R-Adm V-Adm No Equal No Equal
BPS-13 BPS-14 BPS-15 BPS-16
Asst. Warrant Officer Pakistan Air Force.JPG AWO[1] Warrant Officer Pakistan Air Force.JPG WO[1] Warrant Officer Pakistan Air Force.JPG WO[1] Chief Warrant Officer Pakistan Air Force.JPG CWO
Naib Subedar Naib Subedar Sbd Sbd-Maj
CPO No Equal No Equal No Equal
Inter-Service Pay Grade BPS-7 BPS-8 BPS-9 BPS-10 BPS-11 BPS-12 BPS-12
No Equal Aircraftman Pakistan Air Force.JPG
Leading Aircraftman Pakistan Air Force.JPG
Senior Aircraftman Pakistan Air Force.JPG
Junior Technician Pakistan Air Force.JPG
Corporal Technician Pakistan Air Force.JPG
Cpl. Tech
Senior Technician Pakistan Air Force.jpg
No Equal






Battal Sgt-Maj
No Equal No Equal OS-II AB No Equal LH PO No Equal
No Equal No Equal No Equal No Equal No Equal No Equal PO No Equal
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