SERVING THE COUNTRY: Nikesh Mehta with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and (below, inset) flying to Basra in a Chinook helicopter
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WHY ASIANS MUST CONSIDER A CAREER IN THE INTELLIGENCE SERVICES OR FOREIGN OFFICE by NIKESH MEHTA OBE “HOW could you work for these people? Do you not remember what they did to us?” This was the reaction from some people when I announced that I was joining the British diplomatic service in 2002. The ones who knew what diplo­macy was questioned my loyalties and wondered whether someone with an Indian background was even allowed to apply. There was an unspoken be­lief that this was a career for “them” and not for “us”. I don’t ever remember discussing a career in…