An alumnus of La Martiniere College, Lucknow, the National Defence Academy, Pune and the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Mukul Deva was commissioned in December 1981 into the Sikh Light Infantry of the Indian Army. He took premature retirement after fifteen years of service, including a decade of active combat duty/ operations in India and overseas. He is now an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, leadership, business and executive coach and consultant. He is the author of: Time After Time...It All Happened; S.T.R.I.P.T.E.A.S.E: The Art of Corporate Warfare; M.O.D.E.L.: The Return of the Employee; and three bestselling books in the 'Lashkar' series: Lashkar, Salim Must Die and Blowback.