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Pakistan Army
Flag of the Pakistani Army
Leadership
Chief of Army Staff
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee
Organisation and Components
Structure of the Pakistan Army
Frontier Corps
Frontier Works Organisation
Special Service Group
Army Cantonment Board
Pakistan Armoured Corps
Installations
General Headquarters
Pakistan Military Academy
Command and Staff College
National Defence University
Personnel
Army Ranks of Pakistan
Pakistan Army Generals
Equipment
Equipment
History and Traditions
Military history of Pakistan
UN Peacekeeping Missions
Pakistan Army FC
Awards, Decorations and Badges
Awards and Decorations
Nishan-e-Haider

The Ranks of Pakistan Army are primarily based on British Army Ranks structure, though ranks for other ranks personnel and insignia differ.

Officer ranksEdit

Officer rank insignia displayed on the shoulders.

Army Rank [1] Insignia NATO
Equivalent
BPS
Field marshal
(5-Star)[2]
Field Marshal OF-10 Apex Scale
General
(4-Star)
50px OF-9 Apex Scale
Lieutenant General
(3-Star)
50px OF-8 BPS-22
Major General
(2-Star)
50px OF-7 BPS-21
Brigadier
(1-Star)
50px OF-6 BPS-20
Colonel Colonel Pakistan Army OF-5 BPS-19
Lieutenant Colonel Lt. Colonel Pakistan Army OF-4 BPS-18
Major Major Pakistan Army OF-3 BPS-18
Captain Captain Pakistan Army OF-2 BPS-17
Lieutenant Lieutenant Pakistan Army OF-1 BPS-17
2nd Lieutenant 50px OF-1 BPS-17

Junior Commissioned OfficersEdit

Army Rank [3] Insignia NATO
Equivalent
BPS
Subedar-Major 50px None BPS-16
Subedar 50px None BPS-15
Naib Subedar 50px None BPS-13 or BPS-14

Non-Commissioned OfficersEdit

The Non-Commissioned Officers rank insignia are displayed on sleves.

Army Rank [3] Insignia NATO
Equivalent
BPS
Battalion Havildar Major 80px OR-9 BPS-11 or BPS-9
Battalion Quartermaster Havildar 80px OR-8 BPS-11 or BPS-9
Company Havildar Major 80px OR-8 BPS-11 or BPS-9
Company Quartermaster Havildar 80px OR-7 BPS-11 or BPS-9
Havildar 80px OR-5 or OR-6 BPS-11 or BPS-9
Naik (Nk) 80px OR-4 BPS-9 or BPS-8
Lance Naik 80px OR-3 BPS-8 or BPS-7
Soldier OR-1 or OR-2 BPS-7

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. "Pakistan Army Ranks". Pakistan Defence. 11 September 2007. http://www.defence.pk/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/3091. 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. 3.0 3.1 "Badges of Rank". Pakistan Army. 1 September 2009. http://pakistanarmy.gov.pk/AWPReview/TextContent.aspx?pId=298. Retrieved 27 December 2009. 

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