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India Close To RIM Solution - Report

India's telecoms minister expects to reach a solution with RIM over security, according to Reuters.



) - India's telecoms minister expects to reach a solution with

Research In Motion


soon, according to


, after the country voiced its fears about the security impact of BlackBerry services.

Indian politician Andimuthu Raja said on Thursday that the government is still in talks with the Canadian phonemaker, but added that officials hope to reach a solution soon. The country had raised concerns that BlackBerry services could be misused by militants as security agencies cannot access the messages,



RIM, fresh from launching its new

BlackBerry Torch 9800

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, is wrestling with a number of international governments over security issues.

The UAE, for example, plans to

suspend email and browsing services for RIM's BlackBerry

on Oct 11, citing judicial, social and national security concerns. There have also been media reports that RIM may make concessions to governments in India and Kuwait after they raised their own security concerns.

Earlier this week


, citing the

Economic Times of India

, reported that RIM had agreed to let the country's security officials monitor BlackBerry services, although the phone maker

appeared to deny this.

-- Reported by James Rogers in New York

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