For now, the Indian government has backed off and is not going to suspend BlackBerry services, despite extending the deadline for RIM earlier. Not much is known to the public; India has been granted access to monitor BlackBerry Messenger traffic, but we knew this already back in September, when I wrote my analysis of RIM in the Middle East.
Whether the Indian government has found a way to intercept corporate e-mail remains a mystery, but it is asking companies to now set up a server in the country for compliance with local regulations. RIM has previously agreed to this, but India is most likely waiting for Skype SA and Google Inc. to follow suit as well. Whether or not the fight is over, or is about to begin; has yet to be determined. BlackBerry users in India, what are your thoughts? Sound off in the comments!
Source: ABC Local