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India says not considering banning BlackBerry

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is not considering banning Research In Motion's (RIM.TO) (RIMM.O) BlackBerry services at this point of time, the top official in the telecoms ministry said on Friday.

Security agencies have raised concerns the service posed a risk as emails sent using it could not be traced or intercepted.

"There is no question of banning at this point," Telecoms Secretary Siddhartha Behura told reporters on the sidelines of an industry conference.

"We are not interested that we say BlackBerry will not used in this country," he said, adding the telecoms department was "very keen" the services should continue.


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