Air Commodore (retd) Ravish Malhotra (b. 25 December 1943 in Lahore, India (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.