INDIAN DEFENCE – COMMANDS,HEADQUARTERS AND RANKS

This post contains Commands, Headquarters and Ranks of Commissioned Officers in the Indian Defence System.

INDIAN DEFENCE – COMMANDS,HEADQUARTERS AND RANKS

  • The President of India is the supreme commander of the Indian Defence System.
  • The Ministry of Defence has the whole administrative control of the Armed forces.
  • Indian Defence system has been divided into three services – Army, Navy and Air force.

Indian Army : – It is divided into seven seven commands.

S.NO. COMMANDS HEADQUARTERS
1. Western Command Chandigarh
2. Eastern Command Kolkata
3. Northern Command 56 A.P.O.
4. Southern Command Pune
5. Central Command Lucknow
6. Army Training Command Shimla
7. South Western Command Jaipur

Indian Air Force – It is divided into seven commands

S.NO. COMMANDS HEADQUARTERS
1. Western Command New Delhi
2. Central Command Allahbad
3. Eastern Command Shillong
4. South Western Command Jodhpur
5. Training Command Bengaluru
6. Maintenance Command Nagpur
7. Southern Command Thiruvananthapuram

Indian Navy – It is organised into three commands.

S.NO. COMMANDS HEADQUARTERS
1. Eastern Command Vishakhapatnam
2. Southern Command Kochi
3. Western Command Mumbai

Ranks of Commissioned Officers

Army
General
1.Lt. General
2.Major GenralINDIAN DEFENCE - COMMANDS,HEADQUARTERS AND RANKS
3.Brigadier
4.Colonel
5.Lt. Colonel
6.Major
7.Captain
8.Lieutenant

Air Force
1.Air chief Marshal
2.Air Marshal
3.Air Vice MarshalINDIAN DEFENCE - COMMANDS,HEADQUARTERS AND RANKS
4.Air Commodore
5.Group Captain
6.Wing Commander
7.Squadron Leader
8.Flt. Lieutenant
9.Flying Officer

Navy
1.Admiral
2.Vice Admiral
3.Rear Admiral
4.CommodoreINDIAN DEFENCE - COMMANDS,HEADQUARTERS AND RANKS
5.Captain
6.Commander
7.Lt. Commander
8.Lieutenant
9.Sub-Lieutenant

Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces – Pranab Mukherjee

Chief of the Army Staff – General Bipin Rawat

Chief of the Air Staff – Air Chief Marshall B.S. Dhanoa

Chief of the Naval Staff – Admiral Sunil Lamba

Commander-in-chief of Strategic Forces – Air Marshal kJ Mathews

Chief of Integrated Defence Staff – Air Marshall PP Reddy

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