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RIM Confident Of No Ban On Blackberry Services In India

Blackberry maker Research in Motion (RIM) is confident that the Indian government will not ban its services in the country, a senior company executive has said.

Reuters reports that Robert Crow, a vice president at RIM told journalists in New Delhi: "There is no ban on Blackberry, we are confident that there will be no ban in the future."

The Indian government had threatened to ban Blackberry services - specifically its encrypted e-mail and instant messaging features - from the country unless RIM gives it access to the Blackberry Enterprise Service (BES). The government had feared that terrorists could use the encrypted services to plan terrorist attacks in India.

The two organisations are reported to be in talks on the matter and a senior home ministry official had said that RIM has agreed to provide the government with access to the encrypted data.

Despite denying that it was going to provide the Indian government with encrypted data from BES in a later statement, RIM did say that it expects the “matter to be satisfactorily resolved.”

"We are here for the long run," Crow said