Ravish Malhotra

Ravish Malhotra was born on 25 December 1943 in Lahore (now in present day Pakistan) is a retired Air Commodore of the Indian Air Force.He became an Air Force test pilot, later stationed at the test center in Bangalore. He was also the Air Officer Commanding of Hindon Air Force Station near Delhi . In 1982, he was chosen to train for spaceflight in the Soviet Union’s Intercosmos program Malhotra served as backup for Rakesh Sharma on the Soyuz T-11 mission which launched the first Indian citizen into space. Ravish Malhotra was awarded the Kirti Chakra in 1984.Malhotra is presently the Co-Founder & Chief Mentor of the aerospace division of Dynamatic Technologies.