What is a Havildar?

Introduction Havildar or havaldar (Hindustani: हविलदार or हवलदार (Devanagari), حوالدار (Perso-Arabic)) is a rank in the Indian, Pakistani and Nepalese armies, equivalent to sergeant. It is not used in cavalry units, where the equivalent is Daffadar. Like a British sergeant, a havildar wears three rank chevrons. Brief History “Havildar” is a Persian word in origin… Read More