Why Did Bear Grylls Want To Join the Indian Army?

Edward Michael “Bear” Grylls is a Northern Irish adventurer, writer and television presenter. He is widely known for his television series Man vs. Wild, originally titled Born Survivor. Though there are countless adventure freaks all over the globe,  but Bear Grylls which is known to almost everyone on this planet. There are countless interesting facts about this weird man of the earth, but only a few knows that Bear Grylls wanted to join Indian Army once he completed his schooling. Do you know the reason behind it?


Why Did Bear Grylls Want To Join the Indian Army?

Most of them “who knows Bear Grylls”  now knows the truth that Bear Grylls want to join Indian Army, but lack of Indian citizenship becomes a barrier within. However, he still spent some time with Indian Army in Sikkim. Bear was highly fascinated with the skills and adventure he experienced during his India visit.

Bear had a friend named Watty. His family knew a retired Indian Army officer , who wanted to train young mountaineers. So, Bear and Watty came to INDIA and spent a month in the India Himalayas and Darjeeling.

” I spent quite some time in India before I joined the army. I went out there climbing, and up in West Bengal and all around Darjeeling. I love India. We were in Calcutta for a while and then we were with the Indian Army as well. It’s a place I really love, and I’m really looking forward to getting back there for a long time.”

From what he had said,we can get to know why he wanted to join the Indian Army. Its because he loved our Country and People and was impressed with the adventure’s done by the Armed forced. So, in simple, he was influenced by the way of life an Indian Army officer lives. Further he was influenced by the adventure he experienced during his mountaineering studies.

Bear Grylls India episode is one of the famous shoots he has ever made in the entire television shoots. The TV series is known by different names as it was named as Born Survivor: Bear Grylls, Ultimate Survival, and Survival Game.

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