Indian Navy Ranks
Indian Navy Ranks and Insignia: The profession in Indian Armed Forces is a unique vocation of experts who are entrusted to defend the Constitution and the rights and interests of India. More than an indication of pay grade, the ranks provide a system of leadership that indicates a Soldier’s level of expertise, responsibility and authority inside that profession. Regardless of rank, every Soldier has a significant role in the force.
Ranks provide a system of leadership that indicates a Soldier’s level of expertise, responsibility and authority. As they say in Indian armed forces ” You wear your heart on your sleeve and your resume on your uniform“. Rank defines a soldier while Insignia is a distinguishing mark and a badge of authority or honor. Each wing of the Indian Armed Forces has a specific Insignia. In this article, we will discuss the rank and insignia of Indian Navy.
Indian Navy Ranks and Insignia
ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET
The Vice Chief of the Naval Staff (VCNS) is second in command of the Indian Navy. The office is held by a Three-Star Officer in the rank of Vice-Admiral. He is responsible for the operation of naval-related tasks.
Vice Admiral Ashok Kumar AVSM, VSM is the current Vice Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy.
A Rear Admiral in the Indian navy is a senior and two star rank naval officer, appointed in higher Naval commands.The rank insignia for a rear-admiral is two stars beneath crossed sword and baton, all surmounted by Emblem of India, worn on shoulder boards.
Traditionally, “commodore” is the title for any officer assigned to command more than one ship at a time, even temporarily, much as “captain” is the traditional title for the commanding officer of a single ship even if the officer’s official title in the service is a lower rank.
As an official rank, a commodore typically commands a flotilla or squadron of ships as part of a larger task force or naval fleet commanded by an admiral.
This rank is equivalent to “Colonel” in Indian Army and “Group Captain” in Indian Air Force.
Commander is a common naval and air force officer rank. Commander is also used as a rank or title in other formal organisations, including several police forces.
This rank is equivalent to “Major” in the Indian Army and “Squadron leader” in the Indian Air force.
This rank is equivalent to “Captain” in the Indian Army and “Flight Lieutenant” in the Indian Air force.
It is rank earned after getting commissioned into the force from the academy. It is equivalent to Lieutenant in Indian Army and Flying officer in Indian Air Force.