Air Commodore (retd) Ravish Malhotra
(b. 25 December
(now in present day Pakistan
)) is a retired Air Commodore
of the Indian Air Force
and was trained as an Indian astronaut
He was selected as backup of Rakesh Sharma for the Soyuz T-11 mission which launched the first Indian citizen into space. Malhotra was awarded the Kirti Chakra in 1984.
He became an Air Force test pilot, later stationed at the test center in Bangalore. He is presently the Vice President of the aerospace department of Dynamatic Technologies.