Army ranks and insignia of Pakistan

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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.

Officers and JCOs of Pakistan Army wear ranks on the shoulders in Khaki uniform while NCOs wear it on the arm. In CCD all army personnel including officers, jcos and ncos wear them on chest.[1]

Officer ranks

Officer rank insignia displayed on the shoulders.

Army Rank [2] Insignia NATO
Field marshal
OF-10 Pakistan Army.svg OF-10 Apex Scale
OF-9 Pakistan Army.svg OF-9 Apex Scale
Lieutenant General
OF-8 PakistanArmy.svg OF-8 BPS-22
Major General
OF-7 Pakistan Army.svg OF-7 BPS-21
OF-6 Pakistan Army.svg OF-6 BPS-20
Colonel OF-5 Pakistan Army.svg OF-5 BPS-19 [4]
Lieutenant Colonel OF-4 Pakistan Army.svg OF-5 BPS-19
Major OF-3 Pakistan Army.svg OF-4 BPS-18
Captain OF-2 Pakistan Army.svg OF-3 BPS-17
Lieutenant OF-1(B) Pakistan Army.svg OF-2 BPS-17
2nd Lieutenant OF-1(A) Pakistan Army.svg OF-1 BPS-17

Junior Commissioned Officers

Army Rank [5] Insignia NATO
Subedar-Major None BPS-16
Subedar None BPS-15
Naib Subedar None none BPS 13


Non-Commissioned Officers

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

Army Rank [5] 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 or BPS 4

See also


  1. "Pakistan Army Ranks".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Pakistan Army Ranks". Pakistan Defence. 11 September 2007. Retrieved 27 December 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Promotion to this rank, conferred by Federal Government, is absolutely based on manifestation of examplary performance in war as Four Star General.
  4. Gazette of Pakistan
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Badges of Rank". Pakistan Army. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 27 December 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>