India issues a notification for the launch of an experimental flight vehicle over the Bay of Bengal, included in the danger zone is Abdul Kalam Island - the probable launch site.

It is being speculated that DRDO's is likely to test its advanced ASTRA MK-2 Air-To-Air missile. The NOTAM areas also looks like the system to be tested has to manoeuvre a lot. The shape of the notified area indicates a probable air launched missile as ground launched missiles normally have a different shape.