Really not much detail available, however it is always nice to have yet another rank system to keep from seeing the same thing over and over again.
Sepoy (Private) - The term for an infantry private (the cavalry equivalent is Sowar).
Lance Naik (Lance Corporal) - In cavalry units the equivalent was Acting Lance Daffadar.
Naik (Corporal) - In cavalry units the equivalent is Lance Daffadar.
Havildar (Sergeant) - The cavalry equivalent is Daffadar.
Company Quartermaster Havildar (Company Quartermaster Sergeant) - Non-commissioned officer who acts as the company-level assistant to the Quartermaster.
Company Havildar Major (Company Sergeant Major) - The senior non-commissioned officer in a company.
Jemadar (Lieutenant) - Jemadars either commanded platoons or troops themselves or assisted their British commander. They also filled regimental positions such as Assistant Quartermaster (Jemadar Quartermaster) or Assistant Adjutant (Jemadar Adjutant). In cavalry or armored units the equivalent is a Naib Risaldar.
Subedar (Captain) - Subedars generally command companies. In cavalry or armored units the equivalent is a Risaldar.
Subedar Major (Major) - Subedar Majors generally assist the regimental commander. In the Cavalry, the equivalent rank is Risaldar-Major.
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I don't know the accuracy of this, but it sure seems neat.
Jemadar = Jem'hadar?
An interesting idea, and perhaps the inspiration for the DS9 alien.
It's reasonably accurate, yes, but of limited utility to the great majority of campaigns, the more so in that the Indian Army followed British command structure ... so, in effect, this is just a list of the Hindi names for such ranks. For a campaign set in colonial India or in the aftermath of the Raj, I'd want to see an outright article on the nature of John Company's military and its successors.
To be honest with you, I have the same complaint (and thus the same less than stellar vote) about this one. While they can be inspirational and adapted, it wasn't that much useful information. (suggested that Kuseru Satsujin do all of these as one big article... but we have a bunch of little ones).
Only in the Citadel... (and Gurhka fan-sites)