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Capt Tania Shergill leads all-men contingent @ R-Day parade

Source: ANI  -  Edited By: Roshneesh Kmaneck
Last updated on: January 26, 2020 14:33 IST

A fourth-generation Army Officer -- Captain Tania Shergill -- on Sunday led the marching contingent of the Corps of Signals during the 71st Republic Day celebrations at Rajpath in the national capital.

IMAGE: Indian Army Corps of Signals contingent led by Captain Tania Shergill, marches during the 71st Republic Day Parade at Rajpath. Photograph: Kamal Singh/PTI Photo

Shergill, who became the first woman officer as Parade Adjutant on Army Day Parade earlier this month, led the Corps which has the motto "Teevra Chaukas", meaning swift and alert.

 

Lieutenant General Asit Mistry led the Republic Day parade as Parade Commander.

SEE: Captain Tania Shergill leads Corps of Signals down Rajpath

 

Earlier, President Ram Nath Kovind unfurled the national flag on the occasion and received the customary 21-gun salute, which is performed by the firing of cannons as a military honour.

The parade, which started at 10:00 am continued for 90 minutes and included 22 tableau of states, union territories and government departments.

Source: ANI  -  Edited By: Roshneesh Kmaneck
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