Tania Shergill: First woman who lead men in Army Day parade
New Delhi : Tania Shergill has become the first woman officer to lead an all-men contingent at the Army Day Parade on Wednesday. She is the fourth generation of her family serving in the Indian Army; her father was from artillery, grandfather from armoured and great grandfather from infantry.
Last year, Captain Bhavna Kasturi had led an all-men contingent on Republic Day.
Commissioned in March 2017 from the Officer Training Academy, Chennai, Captain Shergill is an electronics and communications graduate.
The Republic Day parade will witness Infantry Combat Vehicle BMP-2K of the 18 Mechanised Infantry, Dhanush Gun System and the Army Air Defence on the Rajpath. Contingents of the Corps of Signals, Sikh Light Infantry, Kumaon Regiment, the Grenadiers, the Parachute Regiment will also take part in the parade.
Our Army is known for its valour and professionalism. It is also respected for its humanitarian spirit. Whenever people have needed help, our Army has risen to the occasion and done everything possible!— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 15, 2020
Proud of our Army.
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