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Village Defence Volunteers (Thailand)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 249
Country: Thailand
Date formed: April 15, 1981
Details of Formation:
Date dissolved: Unknown
Details of Termination: Still active in 2007
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type2
Government Link(s): state/military institution
Training and Equipment yes
Shared Information and Joint Operations yes
Shared personnel unclear
Types of Material Support: self-maintained
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: religious; village/rural
Location: Southern Thailand, Chanae, Bacho, Sukhirin and Rangae districts
Force Strength: [unknown, unknown]
Target(s): rebels, insurgents, or other armed group; ethnic group
Purpose(s): self-defense and security; intimidation of ethnic/religious groups
Other Information: