The launch of Chandrayaan 2, India's most ambitious space mission yet, was called off early this morning by the Indian Space Research Organisation or ISRO. The powerful GSLV Mark III rocket was set to go up from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh at 2:51 am with a rover that would land on the moon in about two months' time. However, after first being put on hold 56 minutes before blast-off, the launch was scrapped because of a "technical snag", ISRO said. The launch is unlikely even on July 16, when ISRO had lift-off window of 10 minutes, sources said. President Ram Nath Kovind was present at the space port for the mission.