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Risaldar-major was originally a cavalry officer of the British Indian Army, the rank was created in 1886 - a risaldar-major was the most senior risaldar (army rank equivalent to a captain) of the regiment. The rank was a Viceroy's commissioned officer in the cavalry.
It carries the same responsibilities and insignia as the infantry subedar-major.