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.
Lieutenant General D.R. Soni took over as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command on December 1, 2017.
He was commissioned in the Central India Horse in June 1979. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Pune, and the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, he has, in his illustrious career, held important command, staff and instructional appointments. He commanded an armoured brigade, an armoured division and the Bhatinda Corps. He has attended the Defence College of Management and Technology at Shrivenham in UK and has the distinction of holding a master’s degree in Global Security from Cranfield University, UK. The credo and the guiding spirit behind the Army Training Command is, ‘Excellence in the Art and Science of War’, and with his vast experience and professional knowledge, he is expected to steer ARTRAC to greater achievements and professional excellence. He is recipient of VSM award.
He was General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Army Training Command (ARTRAC) between September 17, 2016 to November 30, 2017.