I have two questions in this regard:

  1. Why does India need such a long and huge area?
  2. Did China ever do this?
    • If not, why does India need this?

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    $\begingroup$ what is the relevance of China's behaviour? how are these questions Aviation.SE-related? $\endgroup$
    – Federico
    Dec 14, 2022 at 7:52
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    $\begingroup$ I agree, there is no relevance of this NOTAM to what China does or doesnt. Especially not for aviation.se. Any answer to this part of the question would be speculation. $\endgroup$
    – U_flow
    Dec 14, 2022 at 8:24
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    $\begingroup$ "Why does India need such a long and huge area?" Might want to revisit the definition of "ballistic missile" :) $\endgroup$
    – DeepSpace
    Dec 14, 2022 at 15:55
  • $\begingroup$ It's in that time window as of writing of this comment, and according to Flightradar24, there are literally planes flying through that region as if they couldn't care less. $\endgroup$ Dec 15, 2022 at 23:39

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As for why India needs such a large and wide area, they are launching a missile, and what goes up is going to come down somewhere in that area. They have a wide area in case missile goes off course. It's good practice for a nation to warn people of potential dangers in the air from rocket testing.


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