Commander-in-Chief of the Vishwamitran Armed Forces

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Commander-in-Chief of the Vishwamitran Armed Forces
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Dhrubajyoti Roy

since 14 May 2018
Vishwamitran Armed Forces
Formation14 May 2018
First holderDhrubajyoti Roy
DeputyChief of the General Staff

The commander-in-chief of the Vishwamitra Armed Forces exercises supreme command and control over Vishwamitra's military, the Vishwamitran Armed Forces. Constitutionally, the command-in-chief is vested in the Vishwamitran monarch, Dhrubajyoti Roy. Since the Decree, 2018 was signed by President Anoushkaa Patranabish, it was proclaimed that Dhrubajyoti Roy shall for-life continue to serve as the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, irrespective of the position he serves on. Ever since the establishment of the position, it was known of that of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and was renamed to that of the Commander-in-Chief in 2021.

Powers and functions

The commander-in-chief of the armed forces assumes the role and duties of the senior-most officer-rank in the tri-services, that is, the army, navy and the air force. In the Royal Vishwamitran Army, the commander-in-chief holds the rank of the field marshal, which is an OF-10 rank; in the Royal Vishwamitran Navy, the rank of the Admiral of the Fleet and the in the Royal Vishwamitran Air Force, the rank of the Marshal of the Air Force.

The role of commander-in-chief is the only constitutional means by which decisions are made over the deployment and disposition of the Vishwamitran Armed Forces, which is administered with the consultation of the cabinet. The commander-in-chief appoints the Chief of the General Staff and the commanders of the tri-services.

Rank insignia

There is no special and separate rank insignia as the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. As the commander-in-chief, an individual holds the senior-most rank in all the services of the Armed Forces of Vishwamitra.

Service Insignia Rank
State of Vishwamitra Vishwamitra Field marshal (Vishwamitra) - OF-10.svg Field Marshal
State of Vishwamitra Vishwamitra Admiral of the Fleet (Vishwamitra) - Shoulder (OF-10).svgAdmiral of the Fleet (Vishwamitra) - Sleeve (OF-10).svg Admiral of the Fleet
State of Vishwamitra Vishwamitra Marshal of the Air Force (Vishwamitra) - OF-10.svg Marshal of the Royal Air Force

List of commanders-in-chief

No. Name
Assumed charge Offices held Deputy
1 Portrait of Dhrubajyoti Roy (June 2020).jpg Dhrubajyoti Roy
(2002 - )
14 May 2018 Supreme Leader (14 May – 11 September 2020) Tanishkaa Patranabish
(as Deputy Supreme Commander)
President (11 September 2018 – 30 April 2020)
Chairman of the Council of State (1 May – 7 June 2020)
Deputy Rashtradhyaksh (7 June – 31 July 2020)
Rashtradhyaksh (1 August 2020 – )
General Arturo Lara
(as Chief of the General Staff)