Different types of Indian Army Uniforms

Different Army uniform

The Indian Army men, the brave hearts maintain a whole different class of decency. The decency is reflected from their disciplined lifestyle, confidence, behavior, hairstyle, and uniform. 

The men flaunt their style and pride through their uniforms. There is a variety of uniforms for different officials of the Indian Army based upon their rank, duty, and occasion. 

Following are the different types of Indian Army Uniforms: 

General Duty Uniform of Indian Army:

The General Duty dresses are more of the regular uniforms worn by the Indian army. Most often you will see any Indian army personnel in this uniform.

This is the uniform worn by an Indian Army personal for the maximum time of their service.

This Uniform is the most recognized army uniform among the civilian in India.

The summer general duty and winter general duty uniform differs a bit in color.

During the sum of all rank personnel of the Indian army has to wear the popular olive green uniform in peace areas. The popular olive green uniform was first worn by the Indian army in 2005 since decided to move from khaki to olive-green to distinguish themselves from the Pakistani army.

During the winter the officers of the Indian army were peach color shirt black tie and the popular olive green blazer along with a Barrett or a peak cap. The Uniform code is also known as 5SD.

Angola Shirt is worn by some Indian Army regiments. Some Regiments also do preserve their certain colour of their Army traditions.Dress 5 SD

Olive Greens


Ceremonial Uniform Of Indian Army:

These uniforms are special uniforms and only worn during the military ceremonial occasions for example military funeral, wreath-laying or guard of honor, etc.

This dress code includes wearing of ceremonial medals along with the general duty dress code for summer and Dress SD for winter.

The ceremonials dress code of the Indian Army includes neck scarf, Kamar band, medals, and declarations.

This Dress code of uniform is not a part of the regular uniform worn by the army personnel.

This Dress code is used for only special occasions.

Winter Ceremonials

Winter Ceremonials


Summer Ceremonials

Summer Ceremonials


Combat Uniform of Indian Army

This is one of the commonly recognized uniforms of the Indian army.

This uniform is known as the combat uniform and is generally to camouflage in the jungles that is why this uniform is also known as the Jungle dress.

The basic idea of this uniform’s design is to get a safe camouflage in jungle areas.

Though this uniform is used for war and combat areas, these uniforms are also worn by the soldiers or armed personals on every Friday even in the peace areas.

Usually, this uniform dress code does not have any metal star or a metal badge batched to it. Every star on the flap, the name, and the rank are embroidered to the dress.

Though the designatory metal badges or honourary badges are pinned to the dress.

During the winter a sweater or a jacket is worn over this dress code

In a situation of war or exercise, only basics like the rank and the name holder are worn on the dress, no other decorations are worn during the war.

Decorations are supposed to worn with this dress only during peace time.

Summer Combat During Peace

Summer Combat During Peace


Blue Patrol:

The blue patrol dress code is more of a ceremonial uniform but this dress code is only used during the winter seasons.

The main attraction of the blue patrol dress code is the “Bandgala Coat”(Hindi term).

The ranks and the shoulder pips are embroidered on the band gala coat in case of the Blue patrol uniform of the Indian army.

Though the armored corps personnel does not wear embroidered pip on their shoulder, instead they have a chain mail along with their rank on the shoulder.

This dress code is generally preferred during the parties.

This dress is often known as the mess dress for winters.

Blue Patrol

Blue Patrol

Chain Mail on Maj Dhruv Yadav's Blue Patrol

Chain Mail on Maj Dhruv Yadav’s Blue Patrol



This is another dress for Indian Army officials. The dress type is also known as Code 6 dress type. The 6A is meant to be worn in winters. On the other hand, the 6B dress is made for summers. Code 6 is mesh uniforms. 

The 6B dress is basically the summer variant for 6A.


The 6A uniform is an abbreviation for 6Alpha. This is another mesh uniform for the Indian Army. The 6 Alpha is the white mess/formal uniform for winters. 

The Code 6 formal uniform is similar to that of the blue patrol. This uniform is worn very rarely. Officers usually prefer blue patrol over 6A. It is worn with a white coat with black trousers. 

Dress 6 Bravo that is 6B uniform, is the summer mess dress. This uniform is worn with a cummerbund (a sash worn around the waist, especially as part of a man's formal evening suit). It is worn with respective regimental colours.

Dress 6B

Dress 6B


Combat Uniforms You Need To Earn:


The dress color is enough to estimate its weightage. The Black dress is no usual uniform. This uniform can only be earned with high spirit and fortitude. 

In the Indian Army, The men in black are the agitators. They are the spark plug of the Indian Army. The officers and men of the Armoured Corps, the NSG, and alike wears the black dress. 

While all the above are general dress codes for regular men, you really need to prove yourself worthy enough to these colors.

NSG Uniforms

NSG Uniforms


Uniform of Armoured Officers

Uniform of Armoured Officers



Dungarees are owned by the Army Aviation Corps. They wear the uniform only when flying. 

The pilot and aircrew wear the dungarees as their uniform. 

Along with the aircraft symbol, they are associated with, the officials wear the name tab and their rank on the dungarees.

Thus, if you wish and accomplish to join as a pilot or an aircrew in the Indian Army, you earn the dungaree dress for yourself. Army pilot

Army pilot



If Considering the men in black of the Indian Army as a hero, then definitely officials in smocks make you a no way less than a superhero.  

Dressed in a uniform can make you feel much exuberant and confident.

During winters ceremonies smocks are worn by paratroopers of the Indian Army. The smock is worn by the highly qualified agitators of the Indian Army. 

Smocks designate a highly prestigious and respectful post in the Indian Army. 



There are various uniforms of the Indian Army which are worn by them during occasions and posting of their service. For example, there are certain changes made to the uniform for various ceremonies at Rashtrapati Bhavan or visit of foreign dignitaries. The uniforms and dress vary in totality for the brave hearts serving in the Siachen Glacier.