SP Guide Publications' first and rather flagship publication, the Military Yearbook was launched in 1965 and rechristened as SP's Military Yearbook in 1992, as a tribute to the Founder Editor Shri S.P. Baranwal who founded the company in 1964.
Today the Yearbook is regarded and termed as Bible of information on the armed forces in the context of entire Asia and the defence industry world over.
Director General Rajendra Singh has taken over the reins of the Indian Coast Guard on February 29, 2016.
The Flag Officer joined the Indian Coast Guard in 1980 and has commanded various Coast Guard Interceptor Boats, Inshore Patrol Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, and Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessels. His efforts at apprehending numerous maritime economic offenders were recognised with the award of the Tatrakshak Medal by the President of India on August 15, 1990. He has undergone the Maritime Search and Rescue and Maritime Safety Programme with the United States Coast Guard and has also attended the National Security Course at the Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy, Mussoorie.
During the past 34 years, he has been spearheading the growth of the Indian Coast Guard as a multi-mission service. At the Coast Guard Headquarters, he has held the assignments of Director (Administration) and Director (Policy & Plans) and was instrumental in consolidation of the administrative framework and laying the foundation for expansion of the organisation in a planned manner. As Additional Director General, he handled the conflicting demands in a continually enlarging charter of duties. The onerous responsibility included facilitating the organisational growth in an expeditious manner and providing impetus to achieve a high level of operational effectiveness. As Inspector General, he commanded both Eastern and the erstwhile undivided Western Region. He was awarded President’s Tatrakshak Medal on August 15, 2007 for his distinguished service.