Woman officer from Hoshiarpur to lead R-Day contingent

Woman officer from Hoshiarpur to lead R-Day contingent

Capt Tania Shergill

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 14

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

Capt Shergill’s family hails from Gardhiwala in Hoshiarpur and she is the fourth generation officer from her family.

She will lead 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.

Capt Shergill will also be the first woman to lead an all-men contingent at the Army Day parade tomorrow.

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.

He 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)

Her grandfather served in the Scinde Horse Regiment, while here great grandfather was in the Sikh Regiment. The officer loves photography, is keen on animal welfare and an avid music buff.

Punjab connect

  • Capt Tania Shergill’s 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 Officers Training Academy at Chennai
  • She will also be the first woman to lead an all-men contingent at the Army Day parade today

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