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.
Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir assumed charge as Minister of State for Home Affairs on July 11, 2016.
Hansraj Gangaram Ahir was born on November 11, 1954, at Nanded, Maharashtra. He did his schooling from Chandrapur. He is married to Smt. Lata Ahir and has three children.
He has been a Member of Maharashtra Legislature Council in 1994-96 and was elected to Lok Sabha in 1996, and re-elected in 2004 and was a member of Standing Committee on Coal & Steel; Committee on Food Management in Parliament House Complex; and Standing Committee on Agriculture. He was also a member of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on WAKF. He has been a member of Business Advisory Committee and Chairperson of Committee on Coal & Steel. In recognition of his work, he was inducted as Union Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilisers since November 9, 2014, and he held this post till he took over as the Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.