Indian Army common uniform : In a significant development, the Indian Army has announced its decision to adopt a common uniform for Brigadier and above rank officers, regardless of their parent cadre and appointment. The move is aimed at standardizing the dress code for senior officers of flag rank and is expected to be implemented from August 1, 2023.
According to sources, the decision was taken after detailed deliberations during the recently concluded Army Commanders’ Conference. The headgear, shoulder rank badges, gorget patches, belt, and shoes of senior officers of flag rank will now be standardized and common. The flag-rank officers will also not wear any lanyards.
However, there will be no change to the uniform worn by Colonels and below-rank officers of the Indian Army. The move is expected to bring uniformity and cohesion among senior officers, irrespective of their parent cadre and appointment.
The new uniform will enhance the professional image of the Indian Army and bring about a sense of pride and identity among senior officers. The decision has been welcomed by the defense fraternity, which believes that this move will boost the morale of the Indian Army and promote a sense of unity and solidarity among its senior leadership.
The adoption of a common uniform for Brigadier and above rank officers is a significant step forward for the Indian Army, and it is expected to have a positive impact on the force’s operational readiness and effectiveness. The move is also expected to serve as a morale booster for the troops, who take pride in their uniform and its unique identity.
The Indian Army has decided to adopt a common uniform for Brigadier and above rank officers irrespective of the parent cadre and appointment. The decision was taken after detailed deliberations during the recently concluded Army Commanders’ Conference: Sources
— ANI (@ANI) May 9, 2023