was the Military 'In Charge' of a Fort
during the times of Maratha Empire
. In the British Indian Army
it was equivalent rank to Sergeant
, next above Naik
, and is still used in the modern Indian Army
and Pakistan Army
. The cavalry equivalent is Daffadar
. Like a British sergeant, a Havildar wears three rank chevrons
Havildars may also hold appointments, based on seniority and merit, for which they receive additional appointment pay.
The appointments of Company Quartermaster Havildar and Company Havildar Major also existed in the British Indian Army.