Rajnath Singh said the whole country was agitated over the "martyrdom" of 25 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in Sukma. He said, LWE cadres are constantly trying to inflict losses on security forces to boost the morale of their cadres and in this situation, there is a need to be more proactive rather than reacting after the occurrence of the incident.
The Home Minister also asked for implementation of the new doctrine "SAMADHAN" for use in security operations: S - Smart Leadership, A - Aggressive Strategy, M - Motivation and Training, A - Actionable Intelligence, D - Dashboard-based KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and KRAs (Key Result Areas), H - Harnessing Technology, A - Action Plan for each threat and N - No access to financing.
He has suggested the use of technologies and gadgets like unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, also known as drones), pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras, Global Positioning System tracking and thermal imaging to track Naxalite movement in states like Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Maharashtra.
Most states requested for helicopter support for operations, and the use of modern technology by the police and the CAPF was also discussed.
"I am convinced that the martyrdom of our security forces will not go in vain".
While he suggested several steps to combat Maoist violence, he added that "if effective steps are to be taken, then mere discussion with state governments will not suffice... the Centre will also need to take concrete steps". "The forces at the ground level should not lack leadership".
Singh also said the Maoists could not be dealt with only by force but by long-term and short-term solutions.
"There is need to depute shadow intelligence officers to track prominent targets associated with Left Wing Extremism (LWE)", Singh said.
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"We need to use high resolution cameras, Global Positioning System, thermal imaging, radar and satellite images".
Following the April 24 Sukma attack, the government had vowed to review its anti-Maoist policy.
After a string of deadly Naxal attacks on security forces over the past few months, the government has made a decision to adopt an aggressive strategy to contain the Maoist violence.
Ahead of the crucial meeting, the strategic command headquarters of CRPF's anti-Naxal operations was shifted from Kolkata to Chhattisgarh.
The central zone, an operational field formation, was set up on August 7, 2009, and was tasked with the responsibility of deployment of CRPF troops in the entire "red belt" of states hit by Naxalite violence including West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Orisha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
"While demands for additional deployments were also raised, some States like Bihar sought exemption from payment of the central forces".
Issues related to inter-State coordination, intelligence sharing, setting up of Joint Task Forces for operations along inter-State boundaries were deliberated upon.