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Air Force Rank

The air force uses broad and narrow sleeve stripe combinations for officer ranks and combinations of chevrons, Lion of Sarnath badges, and wing symbols for enlisted ranks.

OFFICERS

Air Chief Marshal  ~ The Chief of the Air Staff is called as Air Chief Marshal. He wears following stripe on his shoulder.

Air Marshal  ~ It is equivalent to Lt. Gen in Army and Vice Admiral in Navy. He wears following stripe on his shoulder.

Air Vice Marshal  ~ It is equivalent to Maj Gen in Army and Rear Admiral in Navy. He wears following stripe on his shoulder.

Air Chief Marshal

Air Marshal

Air Vice Marshal

Air Commodore  ~ Commonly written as Air Cmde and is equivalent to Brigadier and Commodore in Navy. He wears following stripe on his shoulder.

Group Captain  ~ It is equivalent to Colonel in Army and Captain in Navy. He wears following stripe on his shoulder.

Wing Commander  ~ It is equivalent to Lt. Col in Army and Commander in Navy. He wears following stripe on his shoulder.

Air Commodore

Group Captain

Wing Commander

Squadron Leader  ~ It is equivalent to Major in Army and Lt Commander in Navy. He wears following stripe on his shoulder.

Flight Lieutenant  ~ It is equivalent to Captain in Army and Lieutenant in Navy. He wears following stripe on his shoulder.

Flying Officer  ~ It is the first rank of an officer  and he   wears after having undergone successful training institutes. He wears following stripe on his shoulder.

Squadron Leader

Flight Lieutenant

Flying Officer

AIRMEN

Master Warrant Officer  ~ Generally written in abbreviated form as MWO . It is equivalent to Sub Major in Army and Master Chief Petty Officer in Navy. He wears following stripe on his shoulder.

Warrant Officer  ~ It is equivalent to Subedar in Army and Master Chief Petty Officer II in Navy. He wears following stripe on his shoulder.

Junior Warrant Officer  ~ It is equivalent to Nb Subedar in Army and Chief Petty Officer in Navy. He wears following stripe on his shoulder.

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Sergeant  ~ It is equivalent to Havildar in Army and Petty Officer in Navy. He wears following eagles and chevrons on his arms.

Corporal  ~ It is equivalent to Naik in Army and leading Seaman-I in Navy. He wears following eagles and chevrons on his arms.

Leading Aircraftsman  ~ It is equivalent to LansNaik in Army and Leading Seaman –II in Navy. He wears following eagles and propeller on his arms.

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Aircraftsman  ~ It is equivalent to Sepoy in Army and Seaman in Navy. He wears following eagles on his arms.

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Brevets
Flying (Pilot)
Flying (Pilot)
Flying (Navigator)
Flying (Navigator)
Flight (Engineer)
Flight (Engineer)
Flight (Signaller)
Flight (Signaller)
Flight (Gunner)
Flight (Gunner)
Fighter Controller
Fighter Controller/
Air Traffic Controller
Para Jumping Instructor
Para Jumping Instructor
Para Jumper
Para Jumper



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