Top 10 Army Ranks Of India

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  1. master

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    General
    Lieutenant General
    Major General
    Brigadier
    Colonel
    Lieutenant Colonel
    Major
    Captain
    Lieutenant
    Second Lieutenant
     
  2. Yusuf

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    Point of this thread? BTW Second Lieutenant has been done away with.
     
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    Bhadra Defence Professionals Defence Professionals Senior Member

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    Brigadier is a General rank in most of the Armies in the world and is called Brigadier General
     
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    Can any one tell me how many soldiers are under in the command of a lieutenant and a captain respectively?
    PS:afaik second lieutenant is no more in the army
     
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    Lieutenant commands a platoon.
     
  6. Bushmills

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    Does India have any five stars? The Army must be big enough.
     
  7. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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  8. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    They are not effective unlike the US.

    Good to see you here.
     
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    We don't have Joint Chiefs like the US. Wonder when we can have a set up like that?

    Also the pros and cons of such a setup.
     
  10. Yusuf

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    It gets stuck in who will be in that chair. All three branches want it!
     
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    Then the establishment is not mature enough for it. Perhaps a younger generation of commanders will change that.

    That's how all problems are expected to be fixed in India. Hope the younger generation are better than the last. Quite hopeless.

    In this particular case, it depends on the pros and cons. I don't know how all that works.
     
  12. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    No.

    The Govt does not want it!
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    I think 5 star in the US is just an honourary title these days.
     
  14. W.G.Ewald

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    Bhadra Defence Professionals Defence Professionals Senior Member

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    @Yusuf - Lieutenants do not command platoons in Indian Army. Platoon Commanders are JCOs. Lieutenants are Company 2ICs. Though in actual operations they may lead a platoon sized (or larger) force for critical actions. However, in the Armoured Corps and Artillery, Lts are Troop Leaders / Commanders.
     
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    Technically a Lt is a Coy 2IC.

    In good infantry units, the Lt is put through his paces as a Pl Cdr and made to do the Ummedwar Cadre, NK to Hav and Hav to Nb Sub Cadre before he is allowed to be a Coy 2IC.

    Unless one can handle a Pl in all its aspects, it is difficult to comd a Coy efficiently, both administratively and tactically.
     
  18. GUNS-N- ROSES

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    thank you for increasing our knowledge. we dint know it. wonder wat was the purpose of this thread?
     

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