Infantrymen: Chief of Army Staff of Indian Army

Both the Field Marshals, and 15 out of 27 Chief of Army Staffs were Infantry officers, while 8 Armoured Corps Officers and 5 Gunners rose to the level of Chief of Army Staff. Within the infantry, Gorkha Rifles has contributed 4 chiefs while Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane is the 3rd officer from the Sikh Light Infantry to become COAS of the Indian Army including Gen. V. P. Malik and Gen. Bikram Singh.