Captain Tania Shergill on Wednesday became the first woman to lead an all-men contingent during the Army Day parade.
Wearing a khakhi uniform and holding a ceremonial sword, the 26-year-old from Punjab marched down at the Cariappa Parade Ground. She will also lead the Army’s contingent during the Republic Day Parade.
“It was a feeling of great pride, a sense of accomplishment and worthiness, and pure blessing,” Gill told PTI.
A BTech graduate, Tania was commissioned in March 2017 from the Officer Training Academy, Chennai. In 2019, Captain Bhavana Kasturi became the first woman officer to lead an all-men contingent during the Republic Day parade.