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.
SP Guide Publications (SP's) first publication, the Military Yearbook that was launched in 1965 is regarded as an authoritative source of information not only in the Indian subcontinent and Asia, but the world over. Over five decades running, SP’s Military Yearbook is so unrivalled in the vastness and depth of its coverage that it is considered a truly indispensable reference document for the armed forces.
“A handy treasure house of information for the armed forces on land, at sea and in the air.”
It is acknowledged by defense experts as a handy treasure house of military information for the armed forces on land, at sea and in the air. Contributors include serving and retired service chiefs and top subject experts from around the globe. From a couple of hundred pages in the sixties and seventies to a solid hardbound edition of nearly 700 pages today, SP’s Military Yearbooks have seen spectacular growth. Its depth and range of articles and features is astounding.
About 700 pages Hard Bound High Quality Reference Document, Easy Navigation
An extensive collection of 45 Asian countries: Asian leaders’ profiles and exhaustive collection of MoD contact references; Meticulously updated inputs with data, graphs and charts on budgets, analysis, industry, etc.; and much more
Analysis of Defence Policies and Procedures; Modernisation programmes of all Armed Forces; Who’s Who in the Indian Defence Leadership; Asian Who’s Who: Leadership & Profiles; Comprehensive and up-to-date Organisational Structure of Indian Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Home Affairs; and much more
SP's Military Yearbook has been structured into a total of 6 key sections.
This edition of SP’s Military Yearbook is unique in its content with very significant and extensive additions and updates.
SP's MYB, comes from the house of SP Guide Publications, serving the Defense and Aviation knowledge space since 1964.
"It (Military Yearbook) is a valuable book."
"The Guide Publications of New Delhi have brought out the Military Yearbook. It is useful to have suitably compiled information in one volume. I commend the efforts of the Publishers."
"In a country like India with limited support from the industry and market, initiating 50 years ago publishing magazines relating to Army, Navy and Aviation sectors without any interruption is a commendable job on the part of SP Guide Publications.... established the fact that continuing quality work in any field would result in success."
"Extend you my greetings and felicitations for your efforts towards SP’s Military Yearbook and wish you continued success."
“The book is an interesting record of recent developments in the military domain...”
"It was good of you to send me a complimentary copy of Military Yearbook (1970)...I have gone through...and found its general get up good and contents useful."
"Military Yearbook is indeed a very interesting and useful document and would be of considerable assistance to all the Services personnel whose profession is the science of war."
"SP Guide Publications over the years has created a niche for itself on matters relating to aviation, defence and security among the stakeholders. I convey my best wishes to the Chairman and Editorial Board for their sincere endeavours and wish them all success."
"SP Guide Publications has played an instrumental role in promoting public awareness about the Indian armed forces through a vast array of well researched and insightful publications. SP’s Aviation and the SP’s Military Yearbook in particular are known for their credible and authentic reportage and this has helped SP Guide Publications to carve a special niche for itself amongst the other publication houses."