Rejected by the Indian Army twice, Sainikesh Ravichandran, a 21-year-old aerospace engineering student from Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore, has joined the paramilitary forces in Ukraine to take on Russia. Tamil Nadu government has apprised the Centre that Ravichandran has joined the Ukrainian forces as part of the Georgian National Legion paramilitary unit which consists of volunteers.
He went to Ukraine in 2018 to pursue a course in aerospace engineering at the National Aerospace University in Kharkiv. Speaking to Times of India, his family said that Sanikesh was normal all these years. His five-year course was set to complete by July 2022.