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Published On: Sat, Aug 15th, 2020

Mej.Sweta Pandey assists PM in unfurling tricolor at Red Fort

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Shweta-Pandey-NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (August 15) unfurled the tricolour at Red Fort in the national capital and addressed the nation on the occasion of 74th Independence Day.
Notably, the Prime Minister was assisted by woman Army officer Shweta Pandey, as he hoisted the national flag from the ramparts of the Red Fort. Major Shweta Pandey is an Electronics and Mechanical engineer at the Indian Army’s 505 base workshops.
Maj Pandey is the first woman officer to carry the national flag and lead a first-ever tri-services Indian Armed Forces Contingent during Russia’s Victory Day Parade at Red Square in Moscow in June this year.
Last year, three women Indian Air Force (IAF) officers had assisted PM Modi during the Independence Day ceremony. Flying Officer Preetam Sangwan had assisted the Prime Minister in the unfurling of the national flag, while flight lieutenant Jyoti Yadav and flight lieutenant Mansi Geda were positioned on either side of the saluting dais.
She is posted with 505 Army Based Workshop (ABW) in Delhi Cantonment. Sweta Pandey is a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) expert and has completed both basic CBRN and staff CBRN courses from the College Of Military Engineering (CME) in Maharashtra’s Pune.

 Maj Shweta holds a degree in computer science and has done her advance course in radars. She has won more 75 medals and 250 certificates in various national and international events such as speeches, debates, extempores, etc in school and college.
She was commissioned in March 2012 at the Officers Training Academy, Chennai. Her father Raj Ratan Pandey was an Additional Director in the Finance Department of the Uttar Pradesh government while her mother Amita Pandey is a professor of Sanskrit and Hindi.
Apart from she holds a degree in Computer Science and has pursued an advance course in radars. She has won more 75 medals and 250 certificates in various national and international events such as speeches, debates, extempores, etc in school and college.
She is an alumnus of the City Montessori School (CMS) in Lucknow, the largest school in the world. The officer is a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) expert and has completed both basic CBRN and staff CBRN courses from the College Of Military Engineering (CME) in Maharashtra’s Pune.
She won Garhwal Rifles Medal at Officers Training Institute in Chennai.
(With Agency Inputs ).

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