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Hoshiarpur woman officer to lead R-Day contingent

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Capt Tania Shergill, a woman officer of the Indian Army, will have the honour of being the parade adjutant of the Republic Day parade on January 26.

Capt Shergill will be the first woman to lead an all-men contingent at the Army Day parade tomorrow. She will be leading the Army’s marching contingent at the parade. In the past, the Army has had women officers leading one contingent out of the half a dozen or so which participate.

Her family hails from Gardhiwala in Hoshiarpur and she is the fourth generation officer from her family. Commissioned into the Signals Regiment, Capt Shergill is BTech in electronics and communications. She was commissioned in 2017 from the Officers Training Academy at Chennai. Her father Capt Surat Singh Shergill was a short service commissioned officer in the Artillery Regiment and then went on to serve in the CRPF and was awarded the President’s Police Medal for Gallantry. (PPMG)

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