Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today that India had joined a super league of space powers by successfully testing an anti-satellite missile that shot down a low-Earth orbit satellite. India's action was not directed against any country but was a demonstration of its capability of targeting satellites. "I assure the international community that our capability won't be used against anyone but is purely India's defence initiative for its security. We're against arms race in space. This test won't breach any international law or treaties," PM Modi said in an unusual television address to the nation just weeks before the national election.