Daredevil: The everyday heroics of an army officer
From being a commando in the elite NSG to leading a company in the militancy affected areas of J&K and the north-east, Jammu lad Col Ravi Kumar Gargotra has done it all.
Showing daredevilry in the advanced stage of his career, the officer performed a high risk activity of STIE (Small Team Insertion and Extrication) which is a specialized operation carried out by the Special forces during 33rd Raising Day celebrations of the NSG in 2007 when he was a team commander in the NSG.
Col Ravi Kumar Gargotra is an alumnus of Sainik School Nagrota and OTA, Chennai. He was commissioned into 6 Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry.
Presently the officer is a Dy Force Cdr since 2017 after successfully completing command of the operationally sensitive Rashtriya Rifles. In a distinguished military career, spanning two decades, he has tenanted important Command appointments incl Company Commander in J & K and North East, Commanding Officer of 4 Rashtriya Rifles in Bhaderwah, J & K with distinction. The officer has diverse experience of operating in counter insurgency environment of J&K, Punjab and North East.