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RIM's Messenger remedy not satisfactory, India says

A customer holds a BlackBerry handset inside a mobile selling shop in Kolkata August 12, 2010.

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Indian security agencies are not satisfied with a plan offered by Research In Motion for them to have access to data on its BlackBerry Messenger services, junior Telecoms Minister Sachin Pilot told parliament Wednesday.

RIM gave India access to its consumer services, including its Messenger services, in January after Indian authorities raised security concerns, but said it could not allow monitoring of its enterprise e-mail.

RIM said it believed Pilot's written response to a parliamentary question "may have been inadvertently prepared using outdated information" and it was confident its plan was adequate and ahead of those offered by rivals including Nokia.

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