Amarinder Singh, after graduating from the National Defence Academy and the Indian Military Academy, was commissioned into the 2nd Battalion of the Sikh Regiment. During the 1965 war against Pakistan, he was ADC to the GOC in-C, Western Command, where the entire war was fought. He served four terms in the Punjab Legislature, once as minister and then as chief minister of Punjab from 2002 to 2007. Currently, he is Member of Parliament, representing Amritsar. His publications include Honour and Fidelity: India’s Military Contribution to the Great War 1914–1918 (2014) and The Last Sunset: The Rise and Fall of the Lahore Durbar (2010).