Brigadier Datt was a bright and very competent officer of Army who served in insurgency operations areas in North East and J&K. He was commissioned in Army in 1976 and had assumed his present post of Defence Attache in Kabul in Feb 2008. His bereaved family consists wife, son (an Indian Air Force Officer) and a daughter who were also in Kabul to visit him.
Indian defence attache in Kabul killed
Press Release from the Government today: Brigadier Ravi Datt Mehta was martyred in a dastardly act of terrorism today in Kabul. Approximately at 10 O’clock in the morning a vehicle carrying explosives exploded in front of Indian Embassy in Kabul. Brigadier Datt was coincidentally present in the proximity and suffered severe injuries and succumbed later.