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Women Shine at 2022 Republic Day Parade, Lead IAF & Navy Tableaux

A bike show by the women officers of the BSF was among the most lauded performances of the parade.

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While a show of military strength is usually a male-dominated affair, several women-led presentations made their mark at the 73rd Republic Day parade on Wednesday, 26 January.

The country's first woman Rafale fighter jet pilot, Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh, stood proud on the Indian Air Force tableau that moved down the Rajpath.

A bike show by the women officers of the BSF was among the most lauded performances of the parade.

Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh salutes as the IAF tableau passes the President on the saluting dais.

A bike show by the women officers of the BSF was among the most lauded performances of the parade.

Singh, who is from Varanasi, joined the IAF in 2017 and was commissioned in the IAF's second batch of women fighter pilots, news agency PTI reported. She had been flying MiG-21 Bison aircraft before the Rafale jet.

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Lieutenant Preeti led the Indian Navy tableau at the Republic Day Parade, alongside Lt Mayank Bhagour.

A bike show by the women officers of the BSF was among the most lauded performances of the parade.

A magnificent bike show by the women officers of the Border Security Force (BSF) was among the most lauded performances at the Republic Day parade this year.

The Seema Bhawani motorcycle team of the BSF displayed a number of bike formations.

A bike show by the women officers of the BSF was among the most lauded performances of the parade.

Pyramid formation by 33 BSF women officers.

An officer of the team held up a placard that carried the slogan, 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' ('Educate the Girl Child, Save the Girl Child').

A bike show by the women officers of the BSF was among the most lauded performances of the parade.

Moreover, women empowerment was the theme of the tableau presented by the Indian Postal Department.

A bike show by the women officers of the BSF was among the most lauded performances of the parade.

The annual procession that highlights India's cultural and military richness saw the tableaux presented by 12 states and 9 Union Ministries, and a grand 75-aircraft flypast by the Indian Air Force.

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