Jitesh Gadhia is one of Britain’s newest peers and made worldwide headlines recently when he marked his entry to the House of Lords by swearing his oath of allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II on a copy of the ‘Rig Veda’ – the ancient collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns dating back to around 1,200 BC. ‘India Global Business’ caught up with the 49-year-old investment banker of Gujarati-origin to delve into his new role, India-UK ties and the post-Brexit scenario.
Should India be re-aligning its UK stance in any way, post Brexit?
It is no exaggeration to say that we are at a defining moment in British history as we grapple with the new realities post-Brexit. We stand at a crossroads for the UK and its future relationship with the rest of the world.
As the saying goes: “A friend in need is a friend indeed”. I hope that India will adopt this mindset and reach out to the UK and recognise both the necessities and opportunities opened up by its negotiated departure from the European Union (EU). Login/Sign up to Read more