General (Vishwamitra)

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General shoulder insignia
Star insignia of a General
Country Vishwamitra
Service branch Royal Vishwamitran Army
Formation13 May 2018
Next higher rankField Marshal
Next lower rankLieutenant General
Equivalent ranks

General (Hindi: जनरल), abbreviated as GEN (and often referred to as a full general in order to distinguish it from the lower general officer ranks) is the highest rank currently achievable by serving officers of the Royal Vishwamitran Army, the land forces of the Vishwamitran Armed Forces and the second highest rank in the entire paygrade structure which was officially created following the establishment of the armed forces in 2018. A four-star rank with NATO code OF-9, it is equivalent to an Admiral in the Royal Vishwamitran Navy or an Air Chief Marshal in the Royal Vishwamitran Air Force and ranks below a Field Marshal and above a Lieutenant General. A full general's insignia consists of crossed baton and sabre over a wreath topped by the Sovereign's crown.

The second highest rank of General 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 Deputy Prime Minister Tanishkaa Patranabish in recognition of her extraordinary contributions and services to the nation and its military warfare. She remained as the only full general in the army until the appointment of Anoushkaa Patranabish to the rank in October the same year. The most recent appointment of an individual as general was that of Vincent Wilhelm von Ironside who was promoted to the rank on 24 August 2021.

By convention, all the constituent rulers of the provinces of Vishwamitra, several senior members of the royal families and top-ranking politicians have been appointed as non-serving generals in the army. The professional head of the Royal Vishwamitran Army, the Chief of the Army Staff shall be the only full general with active service in the nation. Prior to the diseastablishment of the position of the Chief of the Defence Staff, who served as the professional head of the Vishwamitran Armed Forces, the holder of the position served as the nation's only active service general. The rank of general in the Royal Vishwamitran Army is the highest conferrable paygrade rank to which honorary appointments are made.

Insignia of rank

The rank insignia of a general in the Royal Vishwamitran Army comprises a crossed baton and sabre over a wreath topped by the Sovereign's crown.

List of full generals

No. Name Lifespan Date of appointment Notes
1 Tanishkaa Patranabish, Rajpramukh of Beltola 2004–present 14 May 2018 Promoted to field marshal on 17 April 2021. Former Supreme Commander (in 2020).
2 Anoushkaa Patranabish, Rajpramukh of Basistha 2010–present 12 October 2018
3 Bishnu Chetry, Rajpramukh of Uttaranchal 2001–present 8 July 2020 Deputy Supreme Commander, since 2022.
4 Arnab Sil, Rajpramukh of Madhya Prant 2004–present 8 July 2020
King Sanghaya of Kaleido 1993–present 8 July 2020 Honorary appointment. Revoked on 9 September 2020.
King Arthur II of Ebenthal 1998–present 25 September 2020 Honorary appointment. Relinquished on 2 November 2022.
King Albert of Queensland 2003–present 26 September 2020 Honorary appointment.
5 Anirban Phatowali, Rajpramukh of Kamrupa 2009–present 22 January 2021
6 Prince Abhiraj of Purvanchal 2006–present 22 January 2021 Demoted to lieutenant general on 12 November 2023.
Christoph II, Archduke of Mimas 1993–present 22 January 2021 Honorary appointment.
7 Arturo Lara 1998–present 17 February 2021 First regular appointment. Chief of Defence Staff (in 2021). Retired on 17 June 2021.
8 Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu 2004–present 17 April 2021 Retired on 12 November 2023.
Oscar I, Emperor-King of Karnia-Ruthenia born 1991 3 August 2021 Honorary appointment. Relinquished on 8 October 2022.
King William I of Gradonia 2002–present 3 August 2021 Honorary appointment. Demoted to honorary brigadier on 12 November 2023.
9 Princess Sarala, Crown Princess of Purvanchal 2005–present 3 August 2021 Demoted to lieutenant general on 12 November 2023.
10 Vincent Wilhelm von Ironside 2005–present 24 August 2021 Chief of Army Staff (2021–2022). Demoted to lieutenant general on 12 July 2022.
11 John Caravaggio III 2003–present 12 July 2022 Chief of Staff (since 2022).
12 Matthew Griffin 2003–present 12 July 2022 Chief of Air Staff (2021–2022). Substantive appointment upon retirement.
13 Sander Koff 2008–present 12 July 2022 Chief of Navy Staff (2021). Retired.
Queen Maria I of Sildavia 2002–present 12 July 2022 Honorary appointment. Relinquished on 10 October 2022.

See also