This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word naik
A lord or governor in South Asia.
An officer (equivalent to corporal) in a corps of Indian or Nepalese soldiers.
Origin: From Tamil.
a chief; a leader; a Sepoy corporal
Naik is the equivalent rank to Corporal in the Indian Army and Pakistan Army, and previously in the British Indian Army and the Camel Corps, ranking between Lance Naik and Havildar. In cavalry units the equivalent is Lance Daffadar. Like a British Corporal, a Naik wears two rank chevrons.