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.
Vice Admiral A.B. Singh upon promotion to the rank of Vice Admiral has assumed the duties of Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Strategic Forces Command at New Delhi.
He is an alumnus of National Defence Academy and was commissioned into the Indian Navy on July 1, 1983. A specialist in Navigation and Aircraft Direction, the officer has served in a large number of operational naval ships. His important specialist appointments include Navigating Officer of INS Kamorta (during Op Pawan), and Destroyer Ranjit, besides being the Fleet Navigating Officer of Western Fleet during Op Parakram. The officer has commanded IN Ships Veer (Missile Vessel), Vindhyagiri (Frigate), Trishul (Guided Missile Frigate) and Viraat (Aircraft Carrier). The Officer has also been an Instructor at NDA, Khadakwasla, Navigation & Direction School, Kochi and Directing Staff at DSSC Wellington. The officer has served at Naval Headquarters as Deputy Director and Principal Director at the Directorate of Naval Plans. He also set up the Directorate of Strategy, Concepts and Transformation as the Principal Director.
The officer earned his post graduate degree from Madras University during the DSSC Course at Wellington, wherein he was awarded the Scudder Medal for standing 1st in the course. The officer has also earned a Masters Degree in Global Security from Cranfield University, UK. The officer was awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal in 2011 for his exemplary service to the nation.
He was promoted to Flag Rank in 2012 and has served in important billets of Flag Officer AOB Project, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Policy and Plans) at Naval Headquarters and Flag Officer Commanding, Eastern Fleet. The Admiral is married to Mrs Charu Singh and the couple are blessed with two daughters Ambika and Ajita.