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Tripura National Volunteers (also Tribal National Volunteers or Tripura National Volunteer Force) was a Tripuri nationalist militant group in the Tripura region of India that launched an armed struggle in the early 1980s to separate Tripura from India. TNV was led by Bijoy Kumar Hrangkhawl.

Tripura National Volunteers
Leader(s)Bijoy Kumar Hrangkhawl
Dates of operation1978 - 1988
IdeologyTripuri nationalism

TNV surrendered in 1988 and integrated themselves into a political party. In 2000 TNV merged into the Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura.


The TNV was founded in 1978 with assistance from the Mizo National Front.[1] It was initially called the Tribal National Volunteers.

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  1. ^ "Assessment for Tripuras in India", Minorities at Risk Project, UNHCR Refworld, 31 December 2003, retrieved 15 March 2009