Amid high expectations, the launch of of India's second Lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2 by the heaviest rocket GSLV-MK-III, was called off at the last minute due to a technical snag. The launch was called off just an ahour before the scheduledlaunch at 0251 hrs. ISRO in its update said ''a technical snag was observed in launch vehicle system at T-56 minute''. 'As a measure of abundant precaution Chandrayaan-2 launch has been called off for today'', it said. ''Revised launch date will be announced later'', it added. An ISRO official said that an anomaly was noticed in the launch vehicle prompting the postponement of the launch.
Preisdent Ram Nath Kovind was present at the SHAR Range for the launch.