Military group organized by Brigadier Orde Wingate, a master of unconventional warfare. The Chindits went behind enemy lines in Burma during World War II, coordinated their operations by radio, and were supplied by air drops flying out of India. There were two Chindit operations: "Longcloth" (February 1943) and "Thursday" (March 1944), the latter employing gliders landing troops at jungle airstrips. Although their effectiveness in destroying Japanese installations was limited and casualties were high, the Chindits provided a much-needed boost in morale to the Allies, especially in 1943, and showed how infantry and air operations could be coordinated through the effective management of radio-relayed information. The name is derived from the chinthe, a mythological Burmese beast resembling a lion that guards temples and pagodas.

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