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LONDON — As tensions have risen between China and India in recent days and months, India is awash with predictions about China’s impending attack on India.

Most recently, it has been suggested that China will attack India by 2012 primarily to divert attention from its growing domestic troubles. This suggestion received wide coverage in the Indian media, which was more interested in sensationalizing the issue rather than scrutinizing the claims with the seriousness they deserved.

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