|SECRETARY OF STATE||Lawrence Dundas, Marquess of Zetland|
As part of the provisions of the Government of India Act 1935, the Burma Office was created to govern the neighbouring Crown colony of Burma. However, it was immediately merged with the India Office, with the Secretary of State for India assuming the responsibilities for Burma as well; he thus became designated as the Secretary of State for India and Burma.
The Secretary of State for India and Burma directed both the Viceroy and Governor General of India, as well the Governor of Burma.
The military forces in Burma were under the India Command until the creation of the Far East Command 14.11.1940.