India to suspend BlackBerry?

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New Delhi, Aug 11: BlackBerry service may be suspended temporarily in India if the RIM won't follow the security rules allotted by Indian government.

The government with all mobile operators are going to held a meeting on Thursday, Aug 12, where they may decide the fate of much discussed BlackBerry security issue.

"There definitely could be talk of some deadline and a proposal to take strong action on BlackBerry services during the meeting," said government official.

Authorities fear that the popular BlackBerry email and messaging services could be misused by militants as security agencies cannot access the messages sent through these services.

UK Bansal, the internal security chief confirmed a meeting would take place with mobile operators on Thursday, Aug 12.

But it was not clear if RIM, which has been negotiating with the government, would take part in the meeting.

The responsibility to meet Indian security requirements rests with mobile phone operators rather than RIM, said Bansal.

Indian officials informed that RIM proposed to help India track emails, without sharing encryption details, which security officials said is not enough.

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