Field marshal (Vishwamitra)

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Field marshal
Standard of the Marshal of the VAF.svg
Standard of the Field marshal
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The insignia of the field marshal as worn on epaulettes
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Star insignia of the Marshal
Country Vishwamitra
Service branch Royal Vishwamitran Army
RankFive star
Formation13 May 2018
Next higher rankNone
Next lower rankGeneral of the Army
Equivalent ranks

Field Marshal (Hindi: फ़ील्ड मार्शल), abbreviated as FM is the senior-most and highest attainable rank of the Royal Vishwamitran Army, the land forces of the Vishwamitran Armed Forces which was officially created following the establishment of the armed forces in 2018. A five-star rank with NATO code OF-10, it is equivalent to an Admiral of the Fleet in the Royal Vishwamitran Navy or a Marshal of the Royal Air Force in the Royal Vishwamitran Air Force and ranks above a General in the army. A Field Marshal's insignia consists of crossed baton and sabre in a lotus blossom wreath below a chakra and the Sovereign's crown. Like Marshals of the Royal Air Force and Admirals of the Fleet, Field Marshals traditionally remain officers for life and hold a largely ceremonial role in the army.

The highest rank of Field Marshal was created on 13 May 2018 by President Anoushkaa Patranabish on the eve of the constitutional coup of 14 May 2018 and bestowed the rank upon her Prime Minister Dhrubajyoti Roy in recognition of his extraordinary contributions and services to the nation and its military warfare. He is also said to have pioneered the nation's basic military force and also established the Ministry of Defence. Ever since his appointment as the Field Marshal, he automatically took over as the Commander-in-Chief of the Vishwamitran Armed Forces and has continued to hold the position till date. The position is by law reserved for the nation's head of state, however he was allowed to continue under Tanishkaa Patranabish's rule in 2020.

The second ever and the most recent appointment of an individual as the field marshal was that of Tanishkaa Patranabish, the former Rashtradhyaksh and the Rajpramukh of Beltola who was promoted to the rank on her 17th birthday on 17 April 2021 by Rashtradhyaksh Dhrubajyoti Roy for her contributions to the nation since its foundation and for being a constant associate and guide for the nation.

Insignia of rank

The rank insignia of a field marshal in the Royal Vishwamitran Army comprises a crossed baton and sabre in a lotus blossom wreath with a chakra and the Sovereign's crown over it.

List of rank holders

The rank of field marshal in the Royal Vishwamitran Army is largely ceremonial and have had an illustrious political career within the nation as compared to their military career. Field marshals and holders of the equivalent ranks in the services have been Grand Commanders of the Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka, the nation's highest order for military welfare and services.

The Commander-in-Chief of the Vishwamitran Armed Forces is the holder of the highest rank of field marshal in the Royal Vishwamitran Army.

No. Portrait Name Life Date of Appointment Notes
1
Portrait of Dhrubajyoti Roy (June 2020).jpg
Dhrubajyoti Roy 2002 – present 13 May 2018 First individual to be appointed as a Field Marshal. Serves as the current monarch of Vishwamitra and has been the Commander-in-Chief of the Vishwamitran Armed Forces since 2018 under various capacities. Also holds the ranks of Admiral of the Fleet and Marshal of the Royal Vishwamitran Air Force.
2
Official Portrait of Tanishkaa Patranabish (October 2018).jpg
Tanishkaa Patranabish,
the Rajpramukh of Beltola
2004 – present 17 April 2021 Previously held the rank of general in the army. Second individual and the first female to be appointed as a Field Marshal. Served as the nation's first monarch until her abdication in July 2020 and a former Prime Minister. Also holds the ranks of Admiral and Air Chief Marshal.

See also