Women power took over the Rajpath during the 72nd Republic Day parade. Captain Preeti Choudhary of 140 Air Defence Regiment led upgraded Schilka Weapon system. She was the only woman contingent commander from Army at RepublicDay parade 2021. Flt Lt Bhawna Kanth, one of the first three female fighter pilots of the country was part of the Indian Air Force tableau at the Republic Day parade. Flight Lieutenant Swati Rathore is the first woman pilot to lead flypast on Republic Day. NCC Girls marching contingent was led by Senior Under Officer Samruddhi Harshal Sant of NCC Directorate, Maharashtra.