India’s Ministry of Home Affairs, in a press release last week, announced that discussions with Research in Motion have led to an interim agreement under which BlackBerry Messenger services could continue.

Following continuing discussion of M/S RIM with Government of India on the issue of providing access for lawful interception, RIM has set up an interim arrangement for lawful interception of BBM services. RIM has assured the Government of India that they will provide the final solution for the lawful interception of BBM services by 31.01.2011. Accordingly, the BBM services will continue to be available.

[Via CNet]