By late April, after a three-month mission, most survivors had crossed the Chindwin river
, after marching up to 1,000 miles.
The other downside was that Myanmar last year awarded the Ledo-Tanai road contract to Chinese Yunan Construction Corporation in partnership with junta backed Yuzana Group, thus breaching the unwritten agreement among neighbours that Chinese will never be allowed west of Chindwin River
The Hukaung Valley also feeds the economically and environmentally important Chindwin river
, the chief tributary of the Irrawaddy river.
The Somra Tract included the western slopes and tributaries of the Chindwin River
between Homalin and Tamanthi and up to the Manipur and Naga Hills (Assam) boundaries.
On the third day, the column reached the Uyu River, a tributary that flowed 60 miles west to join the Chindwin River
at the city of Homalin east of the mountain range that separated Burma from India.
After the start of the monsoon the Japanese established a firm defensive line along the Chindwin River
, not far from the Indian border.
The Belmond Orcaella will also cruise the temple-studded Chindwin River
For Operation Longcloth, Wingate divided his 3,000 rigorously trained British and Gurkha infantry into seven columns and found enough gaps in the Japanese positions along the east bank of the Chindwin river
to get them and about 1,000 terrified pack mules over it.
Tom then fought with his unit through the Kabaw Valley and crossed the Chindwin River
using rough wooden boats towing mules behind them.
In 1995 the IFC's banner was raised again by Paul Starchan, an enterprising young Scotsman who introduced `expedition cruising' not only on the Ayeyarwady but also on the major tributary of the Chindwin river
He added that Myanmars key reforms included merging of the ministries related to transportation as one Ministry of Transport, expanding transport networks to cut transportation costs, enhancing water transport along the Ayeyarwady and the Chindwin rivers
, and allowing private companies to manage Yangon and Mandalay international airports under the PPP scheme.
Rainforest Cruises has released details on new river cruise itineraries that span six to 11 days and navigate the Irrawaddy and Chindwin Rivers