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 Manoj Mukund Naravane, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Sena Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal took over as the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command on October 1, 2018.
The General was commissioned into the 7th Battalion The Sikh Light Infantry. In his 37 years of illustrious service, the General has tenanted numerous Command and Staff appointments in peace, field and highly active counter insurgency environments, in the North East, Jammu & Kashmir and as part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka. The General has commanded a Rashtriya Rifles Battalion in Jammu & Kashmir and an Infantry Brigade on the Eastern Front. He has also been the Inspector General, Assam Rifles (North) at Nagaland, commanded a prestigious Strike Corps of the Indian Army and was the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Army Training Command before taking up the current assignment. The General has served as an instructor at the Army War College, Mhow and has also been the Indian Defence Attache to Myanmar.