The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, has been announced as the latest unexpected guest to team up with adventurer Bear Grylls for an episode of his survival show.
The intrepid duo travelled through Jim Corbett National Park – home to leopards, lions and elephants – in the northern state of Uttarakhand for Man Vs. Wild.
It will be broadcast on the Discovery Channel on August 12.
Mr Modi, who claimed a landslide victory in May’s General Election, released a statement explaining he hoped his participation on the show would encourage Indians to care more for their environment.
“For me, this show presents a great opportunity to showcase to the world India’s rich environmental heritage and stress on the importance of environment conservation and living with nature,” he said.
“It was a great experience spending time in the jungle once again, this time with Bear, who is blessed with indefatigable energy and quest to experience nature at its purest.”
It is the second time that an elected Head of State will join Grylls for Man Vs. Wild after former American President Barack Obama featured in a special episode in Alaska in 2015.