Hyderabad, Oct 31 (ANI): The 67th batch of Indian Police Service (IPS) officer trainees graduated from academy in Hyderabad city on Saturday. The passing out parade was a magnificent display of drills and marches performed by the trainees as a band played. As per reports, 141 Indian officers including 26 women have completed their 46-week training at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (NPA) in Hyderabad. Fifteen foreign officers from Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives also underwent training. National Security Adviser, Ajit Doval, was the chief guest at the event. He inspected the parade and felicitated the graduates. Addressing the parade, Doval said that India had to manage its internal security by strengthening its police force to be able to become a global power. The IPS replaced the Indian (Imperial) Police in 1948, one year after India gained independence from the British. IPS officers provide leadership both to federal and state governments. As per Home Ministry, the service is organised in 24 state cadres, which are reviewed after every 5 years. As on December 31, 2010, the strength of the IPS stands at 4,720.
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