Military ranks of Nepal

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The Military ranks of Nepal and the military insignia used by the Nepalese Armed Forces.[1] [2] [3] Being a Landlocked country, Nepal does not have a navy.

Commissioned Officers[edit]

Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer
Nepal Nepal
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No equivalent 22.Nepalese Army-FM.svg 19.Nepalese Army-LG.svg 18.Nepalese Army-MG.svg 17.Nepalese Army-BG.svg 16.Nepalese Army-COL.svg 15.Nepalese Army-LTC.svg 14.Nepalese Army-MAJ.svg 13.Nepalese Army-CAPT.svg 12.Nepalese Army-1LT.svg 11.Nepalese Army-2LT.svg No insignia
General of the Army
महारथी (प्रधानसेनापती)
Lieutenant General
रथी
Major General
उपरथी
Brigadier General
सहायक रथी
Colonel
महासेनानी
Lieutenant Colonel
प्रमुख सेनानी
Major
सेनानी
Captain
सहसेनानी
Lieutenant
उपसेनानी
Second Lieutenant
सहायक सेनानी
Officer cadet
अधिकृत क्याडेट

Notes[edit]

  • General: Usually translated as "Chief of the Army Staff (COAS)". Army commander;four-star rank.
  • Lieutenant General: Held by the Chief of the General Staff (CGS) and the Chief of Staff (COS); Three-star rank.
    • CGS – responsible for Operations, Intelligence and Training branches
    • COS – responsible for certain operations including United Nations Peace Support operations, nature conservation & assistance to wildlife preservation, National Cadet Corps and various welfare schemes of the army.
  • Major General: Two-star rank.
    • Adjutant General (AG) – responsible for recruitment, records, pay and services, posting and promotions, various ceremonies, legal and medical services, implementation of human rights and humanitarian laws into the operational doctrine and processing any allegations of violation of such rights.
    • Quarter Master General (QMG) – responsible for accommodation, rations, clothing, weapons, ammunition and explosives, equipment and maintenance.
    • Master General of Ordnance (MGO) – responsible for weapons and related procurement.
    • Inspector General (IG) – maintenance of operational readiness
    • Combat Division commander (6)
  • Brigadier General: Support Directorate, Combat Brigade or Combat Service Support Brigade commander; One-star rank

Other ranks[edit]

Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Nepal Nepal
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10.Nepalese Army-WO1.svg 09.Nepalese Army-WO2.svg 08.Nepalese Army-WO3.svg India-Army-OR-6.svg No equivalent India-Army-OR-4.svg India-Army-OR-3.svg No insignia No insignia
Chief warrant officer
प्रमुख सुवेदार
Warrant Officer
Class II

सुवेदार
Warrant Officer
Class I

जमदार
Sergeant
हुद्दा
Corporal
अमल्दार
Lance corporal
प्यूठ
Private
सिपाही
Followers
फलोअर्स
Other rank insignia
07.Nepalese Army-SGM.svg 06.Nepalese Army-MSG.svg 05.Nepalese Army-SFC.svg 04.Nepalese Army-SSG.svg
Sergeant Major Master Sergeant Sergeant First Class Staff Sergeant

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nepalnews.com". Nepalnews.com.
  2. ^ "Organization". nepalarmy.mil.np.
  3. ^ "Ranks". nepalarmy.mil.np. Archived from the original on 2015-09-01.

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