Why Do You Want To Join Indian Army

Why do you want to join Indian army as an officer, this is the sure shot question you will face while giving personal interview in SSB for any Indian Army officers entry. The reason for asking such question can have many reasons, IO may want to know why you are here or he may want to check how honest you are to yourself.
This question generally comes at climax, many candidates may take this question in ease and might not answer it properly or just answer some ready made and very common statements. If your answer is very normal and common you may not get more back questions, but if you have something special and original, it will definitely attracts interviewing officer for sure. So always be ready with the original reason, it will also give you lot of confidence when you something real and legit.
Apart from this, Indian army also provide you some valid reasons to join Indian Army as an officer, you might have read some interesting reasons to join Indian army in joinindianarmy.nic.in, which is an official career website of Indian army. This post will give you brief details about those reasons.
Reasons to join Indian Army As an Officer:
  1. Professional Advancement
  2. Job Satisfaction
  3. Job Security
  4. Economic Stability
  5. Excellent  Social Status
  6. Quality of Life
  7. Variety and Adventure
  8. Foreign Courses and Posting
  9. Post Retirement Benefits
  10. Various Training Programs
  11. Professional Enhancement
“To every man upon this Earth,
Death comes sooner or later.
and how can a man die better
facing fearful odds
for the ashes of his father
and the temple of his Gods”
These are the few basic reasons which are not in much details, I suggest you to visit this link to read more on these. There are countless benefits for real aspirant of Indian Army, but most of us have one solid reason which attracts us towards uniform.
Here you can post your reasons for joining Indian army as an officer, be genuine and write what is real. Few best reasons will be updated in this post soon. Post your comments and reason below.

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  • 1.the respect with the entire nation looks towards the army is
    immense and unmatchable
    2.job satisfaction and adventurous lifestyle
    3.want to pursue shooting and army could provide could platform

  • Born as ordinary man but wanted to live as a Extra ordinary man

  • Gentlemen you all must be feeling like to speak something differernt and original which is eye catching and appealing but a question that is troubling my brain and taming me is that “I feel almost at the peak of patriotism and sacrifice when I read about the warroirs who sacrifced their life at just an age when someone could have lead a easy going life but on the other hand I read about the POW and what betrayal they and their family are facing at the hands of the government like the cases of captain saurabh kaliya and the 59 pow who are at the verge of extinction and their life which they thought would provide them with job satisfaction and job security is nowhere giving them cover for their deteriorating lives.”Please I am a seeker of truth and nothing else so do, grant me the same.

    Shivam Sharma

  • Army’s uniform, respect, adventurous life and the fact that being in we can work everywhere be it in foreign countries, DRDO, BDL, airforce, navy etc

  • I believe there are two ways of living life ,
    A life with pleasure and other with pride .
    The life with pleasure may or may give you the pride,
    but life with PRIDE will definitely give you the Pleasure !!!
    Men die but honor doesn’t.
    Armed forces provide that honor.
    That’s why I want to serve in the Army.
    I want to live and die for the honor, pride, discipline and justice. Every morning when I wake up and stand in front of the mirror, I should feel proud of the person in the mirror and be happy to be living for another day.

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    • Reasons why i have to join Defence Forces.

      1) I wanted to be in a job which evolves both mental and physical fitness .

      2) The strict discipline life of Defence Forces inspires me a lot, which helps me motivated throughout the life.

      3) To be part of organisation which as pride and honour.

  • i want to join indian armed forces to protect my country and sacrifice my life to my mother land,earn param vir chakra whether land,or sea,or in the air

  • bravo @ashwin

  • Indian by birth and soldier by choice 🙂

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  • I want to join Army because it is the service of HONOUR.I would be joining the most prestigious service,which is service for “Motherland”.
    In our ancient vedas its said that-
    “Janani Janm Bhoomischya Swargadapi Gariyasi”
    Which means that “Mother and Motherland are superior to Heaven”.
    After thing deeply,I came to know that human being is very selfish.He always thinks of himself by working for the MNC’s or corporates for survival.But,does’nt has the capicity to repay the debt of what his motherland has given him.
    So,Its the duty of every youth of our nation to contribute for the development and protection of our Motherland which can be possible with Indian Army.
    Whole population of our country is living with peace because of a rigid Defence system,which is also a reason of HONOUR to be in INDIAN ARMY

  • sir… i want to join indian army because of its strict discipline which makes us a complete man and moreover the life of solider fascinates me which encorages me to join the indian army and serve the nation as it is a matter of honour and its makes my father more proud that his son as joined the indian army and will fight for the nation as i did.

  • abhishek chaudhary

    “THE FIRE”, in me to become an army officer starts after the recommendation of one of my college senior” i come to know more about army and its life style. and with time it become my aim and dream to see myself in front of the mirror in army dress. Army give us pride and honour and a supreme status in society. its my passion to become an army officer and live my life full of adventures and serve my country simultaneously.”

    Life can be lived in two ways, one with joy and pleasure and another with pride.. and for me pride is more imp. then any kind of joy and pleasure.. so m coming @”INDIAN ARMY” …!!!!

  • amit konde

    because army has an adventurous life which motivates me to become an officer.




    firstly proudly say to i am an Indian.because i want to serve my country,because i completed NCC “A” “B” AND “C” certificates.in army wing.my life is for my nation.because i want to join in INDIAN ARMY.

  • ravin kumar

    I want to join indian army ,bcoz i want to do something special for our nation. Jai hind. I like indian. Army uniform

    • Mehul Mishra

      why not administrative services … ??? why army

  • sailesh singh chauhan

    I want to join Indian army for its adventurous training.
    Second,for very disciplined and punctual lifestyle.
    If, I am appearing for technical entry:
    I would get an opportunity to handle and control the highly advanced and sophisticated machineries.