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Indaw (ဝဵင်းဢၢင်းတေႃႇ)
Indaw (ဝဵင်းဢၢင်းတေႃႇ) is located in Myanmar
Indaw (ဝဵင်းဢၢင်းတေႃႇ)
Indaw (ဝဵင်းဢၢင်းတေႃႇ)
Location of Indaw, Burma
Coordinates: 24°13′17″N 96°08′36″E / 24.22139°N 96.14333°E / 24.22139; 96.14333Coordinates: 24°13′17″N 96°08′36″E / 24.22139°N 96.14333°E / 24.22139; 96.14333
Country Myanmar
Division Sagaing Region
387 ft (118 m)
Time zoneUTC+6.30 (MST)

Indaw (Shan: ဝဵင်းဢၢင်းတေႃႇ)is a town in northern Burma, in Sagaing Division, Katha District, Indaw Township. It is located about 2 km south-east of Indaw Lake. The rail junction at Naba is located about 6 km to the north-east of the town.


Rail Jeep strings signal wire on Pinwe to Naba Junction railroad in Burma on December 15, 1944

In 1944 during World War II, a major campaign was fought in Indaw between Japanese and British forces.[1] The Japanese had two airfields at Indaw, the Indaw West strip [2] and the Indaw Lake strip.[3]


  1. ^ Ooi, Keat Gin (2004) "Chindits" south-east Asia: A historical encyclopedia, from Angkor Wat to East Timor ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, California, p. 341, ISBN 1-57607-770-5
  2. ^ "Indaw West - Airfield Id:3954" Pacific War Airfields Project
  3. ^ "Indaw (Indaw Lake) - Airfield Id:3953" Pacific War Airfields Project

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