Tamil National Retrieval Troops

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Tamil National Retrieval Troops (TNRT) is a Tamil Nationalist group who fought for an independent Tamil homeland and aspired to unite Tamil Nadu and Tamil Eelam to a Greater Tamil Nadu.[1] It is designated as a terrorist organisation by the Government of India.[2]

It was founded by P. Ravichandran in the late-1980s and is active in Tamil Nadu and the Karnataka State. TNRT was a small group estimated 30 members mostly from the Vanniyar community. It is accused of smuggling and close links with LTTE and Veerappan.[3] In 1990s its leader Ravichandran was an accused of the murder of Eelam People's Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF) general secretary and the 1991 Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi.[4]


  1. ^ "Tamil National Retrieval Troops (TNRT)". Satp.org. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  2. ^ "Ministry of Home Affairs". Mha.gov.in. 2011-12-07. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  3. ^ "Tamil National Retrieval Troops (TNRT)". ww.satp.org. 
  4. ^ "Tamil National Retrieval Troops (TNRT)". www.trackingterrorism.org.