Hyderabad, Oct 26: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today hoped that India would strengthen ties with Maldives and Bhutan.
''I am extremely happy that four officers of the Royal Bhutan police (RBP) and three officers of the Maldivian Police Service are also passing out today. I have no doubt that the bonds forged during the training here will further strengthen the bonds between our nations and peoples,'' he said, addressing the 58th batch of IPS probationers at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy.
RBP's Karma Phuntsho bagged the IPS association's Sword of Honour for the best Outdoor IPS Probationer and the BSF Trophy for proficiency in Outdoor subjects and the Maharaj Singh Cup for Games and sports. Dorji Wangchuk, RBP won the Umesh Chandra Memorial Trophy for field combat.
Bihar's Nishant Kumar Tiwari received the Prime Minister's Baton, Home Ministry's revolver for Best all-round IPS Probationer, the President of India Cup for Proficiency in Police Sciences, Commandant P L Mehta's Cup for periodic evaluation, the Mehta Cup for studies, and Compaq trophy for Computer studies.