India, Jan. 15 -- A woman officer will be the Parade Adjutant for the first time in the history of the Army Day parade. A fourth generation soldier, Captain Taniya Shergil was commissioned into the Corps of Signals two years ago.

The parade adjutant plays an important role in directing and conducting the parade.

She will also be in the same role at the Republic Day parade (the Army Day parade is part of the January 26 parade).

Shergil's father served in the army and later joined the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). The 5 foot 9 woman officer hails from Hoshiarpur in Punjab. She did her engineering in electronics and telecommunications from a college in Nagpur. Her hobbies include photography, travelling and music.

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