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.
Dr Subhash Ramrao Bhamre took over as the Minister of State for Defence on July 5, 2016.
Dr Bhamre was born on September 11, 1953. He defeated Amrish Patel of Congress to enter the Lok Sabha in 2014 elections from the Dhule constituency, bordering Gujarat. His constituency adjoins Jalgoan, the home turf of Eknath Khadse, erstwhile minister in Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra.
Dr Bhamre has been offering free treatment to cancer patients. He has conducted free multiple medical camps and surgeries. He organised public education speeches for cancer awareness and its early detection and prevention. He is also known for visiting houses of financially weak cancer patients who couldn’t afford to visit hospital for diagnosis and treatment.
The 63-year-old BJP MP is a Member of the Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare and also a Member of the Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways. He is also member of the Committee on Welfare of Other Backward Classes. Dr Bhamre was among the ‘non-political’ personalities fielded by BJP in 2014 elections and registered a convincing victory over Patel as the Modi wave swept the country. During his college days, Bhamre was the vice captain of Mumbai University’s chess and basket ball teams. He has travelled quite extensively abroad and has visited Malaysia, Mauritius, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Jordan, Palestine and Israel.
His education qualifications include MBBS and MS (General Surgery and Super Specialisation Onco-surgeon). He obtained his education at Grant Medical College, J.J. Hospital and Tata Cancer Hospital (all in Mumbai).