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Who among the following became the first woman Republic Day Parade Adjutant in January 2020?
1. Mitali Madhumita
2. Tania Shergill
3. Seema Rao
4. Gunjan Saxena

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Tania Shergill

The correct answer is Tania Shergill.

  • Captain Tania Shergil, the 1st woman Republic Day parade adjutant.
    • Captain Tania Shergill, an officer with the Army's Corps of Signals, will be the first woman parade adjutant for the Republic Day parade.
    • A parade adjutant is responsible for the parade.
    • Shergill is the first woman army officer to become parade adjutant for Republic Day.
    • She also leads the all-men contingent on Army Day. Commissioned in March 2017, from the Officer Training Academy, Chennai.
    • Shergill is an electronics and communications graduate.

  • Mitali Madhumita is the first woman officer in the Indian Army to receive a gallantry award.
    • Lieutenant Colonel Mitali Madhumita received the Sena Medal in 2011for exemplary courage shown during the attack on the Indian embassy by terrorists in Kabul, Afghanistan on 26th February 2010, and operations in Jammu-Kashmir and the northeast states of India.
  • Seema Rao, sometimes referred to as India's Wonder Woman, is India's first woman commando trainer, having trained Special Forces of India for over two decades without compensation.
    • She is an expert in close quarter battle — the art of fighting in tight proximity — and is involved in training various Indian forces.
  • Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena is an Indian Air Force (IAF) officer and former helicopter pilot.
    • She joined the IAF in 1994 and is a 1999 Kargil War veteran.
    • She is the only woman to be part of the Kargil War, making her the first woman IAF officer to go to war also listed as "first woman to fly in a combat zone".
    • She is the first of two women along with Flight Lieutenant Srividya Rajan from the IAF to enter a war zone flying Cheetah helicopters.

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