Equivalent Ranks and Insignia of Ranks in Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force
Indian Army Officer ranks in the ascending order are Lieutenant, Captain, Major, Lieutenant Colonel, Colonel, Brigadier, Major General, Lieutenant General and General.
Officer Ranks in Indian Navy in ascending order are Sub Lieutenant, Lieutenant, Lieutenant Commander, Commander, Captain, Commodore, Rear Admiral, Vice Admiral and Admiral.
Air Force Ranks
In the ascending order, Officer ranks in Indian Air Force are Flying Officer, Flight Lieutenant, Squadron Leader, Wing Commander, Group Captain, Air Commodore, Air Vice Marshal and Air Chief Marshal.
Promotional Avenues in Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force
Pay and Allowances in Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force
Even before a candidate is commissioned as an Officer in Indian Army / Navy / Air Force, he / she starts earning a monthly stipend of Rs 56,100 per month for the duration, as applicable at different training institutions (NDA / IMA / AFA / INA / OTA). After getting commissioned as an Officer in Indian Army / Navy / Air Force, one gets fixed pay of Rs 56,100 per month with the rank of Lieutenant / Sub Lieutenant / Flying Officer, as per the pay band in level 10 of pay matrix. Also, an Officer gets fixed allowances and variable pay / other allowances as well as many other benefits. As one grows in rank and stature in the Indian Army / Navy / Airforce, fixed pay and allowances as well as other benefits also increase accordingly.
An Officer also get fixed allowances apart from Fixed Pay, as mentioned above. Some of the fixed allowances are Military Service Pay (MSP), Uniform Allowance and Dearness Allowance (DA) (admissible at the same rate & under same conditions, as are applicable to civilian personnel from time to time). Additionally, Officers also get free ration in peace & field areas, transport allowance etc.
Variable Pay / Other Allowances
Variable pay / other allowances based on various factors of employment like place of posting (peace/ field/ high altitude), branch / field, responsibilities entrusted etc., are also earned by an Officer while serving in Indian Army / Navy / Air Force. Some of the Variable Pay / other allowances are technical allowance, field area allowances (highly active field area/field area/modified field area), high altitude allowance, counter insurgency (CI) allowance (CI in peace area/ field area / modified field area), Siachen allowance etc. Also, those in flying branch (of Indian Army/ Navy/ Airforce) get flying allowance and Paratroopers get additional allowances like para allowance, para reserve allowance, special forces allowance, para jump instructor allowance etc.
An Officer, in Indian Army / Navy / Air Force, gets gets many other benefits, apart from fixed and variable pay / other allowances. Some of these benefits are Insurance Cover, Loan Facility, Medical Facilities, Accommodation, Leave Travel Concessions, Recreational Facilities, Sports Facilities and Canteen (CSD) Facilities. Also, an Officer gets benefits such as Rail & Air Travel Concessions, School Facilities, 60 days annual leave & 20 days casual leave (admissible in accordance with rules in force from time to time) etc. Additionally, an Officer not only gets Skills enhancement opportunities but also chance to pursue higher education while serving in Indian Army / Navy / Air Force.
Entry Schemes and Branches in Indian Army, Navy and Airforce
Know about Entry Schemes for SSB to join Indian Army, Navy & Air Force.
Branches in Indian Army, Navy & Air Force
Coaching Courses at Star Angel Coaching
Star Angel Coaching is unique, NDA, CDS, SSB, Coaching Centre, to become an Officer in Indian Army, Navy, Airforce. Centrally located in Indore, Madhya Pradesh (MP), India, makes us easily accessible to students from all locations.
NDA Coaching, in Indore, provided by Star Angel Coaching, starts in April / May, every year. NDA Coaching in Indore, at Star Angel Coaching is for one year to ensure comprehensive coverage of NDA exam syllabus. Also, support & guidance for NDA Preparation is given to students till they appear in the NDA exam.
CDS Coaching, in Indore, provided by Star Angel Coaching, starts in March and October, every year. Accordingly, duration of CDS Coaching is 6 months to ensure CDS preparation is completed before CDS exam. CDS exam syllabus for March CDS batch is finished by August and for October CDS batch by March.
SSB Coaching, in Indore, provided by star Angel Coaching, starts every week. Duration of SSB coaching is 2 weeks. Students are advised to take coaching well before their SSB Tests / Interview dates so that they get adequate time not only to prepare for SSB Interview but also to work upon their areas of improvement.