ANTONY’S GOO­GLY

India Today - - GLASS HOUSE -

On De­fence Min­is­ter A. K. Antony’s first ever visit to Aus­tralia, Aus­tralian de­fence min­is­ter Stephen Smith re­minded him of the shared her­itage be­tween the two coun­tries— democ­racy, a vi­brant me­dia, and, of course, cricket. The usu­ally ret­i­cent Antony dis­played a rare wit. He re­minded Smith of In­dia’s em­phatic 243- run win over Aus­tralia ahead of the Cham­pion’s Tro­phy in the UK. “You aren’t do­ing too well in cricket,” Antony chuck­led. The duo agreed to dra­mat­i­cally ex­pand de­fence ties through mil­i­tary ma­noeu­vres. And leave the ri­valry to the cricket field.

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