West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan did not attend the meeting and were represented by their home ministers or senior officials.
Rajnath said the whole country was agitated over the "martyrdom" of 25 CRPF personnel in Sukma.
The home minister said there is a need to consider whether there should be a reaction only after the occurrence of any Naxal violence or "should our role not be proactive?"
In a sign of things to come, the Centre today underlined the need to have "aggression" in the battle against left-wing extremism (LWE) in the country and stated that the state governments should take the ownership of anti-Naxal operations.
He said the newly formed "Bastaria battalions" comprising local tribal people will be a game-changer in the fight against the Left wing extremists.
"We need to have enough unmanned aerial vehicles with each battalion".
Stating that left-wing extremists mostly looted weapons, Singh said that technologies like trackers in weapons, shoes and bullet-proof jackets, biometrics in smart gun triggers, and unique identification numbers in gelatin and other explosive materials should be used.
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The destruction caused by them shows that they do not want people to get facilities and access to the development in the remote and inaccessible areas that can help them join the mainstream society, the Home Minister stressed.
"I am convinced that the martyrdom of our security forces will not go in vain".
Ruling out Army assistance in anti-naxal operations, Mr Mehrishi said there will be more coordination between the States and central forces after removing all differences. "We need to use UAVs [drones], PTZ cameras, Global Positioning System tracking, thermal imaging, and Radar and satellite images [to do that]". It was imperative that the security forces follow the laid-down Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and remain alert about their own security.
Singh had termed the attack as direct "challenge to the government" and vowed to hunt down the attackers.
After a string of deadly Naxal attacks on security forces over the past few months, the government has chose to adopt an aggressive strategy to contain the Maoist violence. To this end, he said a strategic and unified command should be formed - as a first step to which, the command headquarters of the CRPF has been shifted from Kolkata to Chhattisgarh's Raipur.
"While demands for additional deployments were also raised, some States like Bihar sought exemption from payment of the central forces".
The command office has been tasked with strategizing on launching joint operations with the Indian Air Force, Border Security Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police and the state police along the southern tip of Bastar in Chhattisgarh where its border meets with Odisha, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh, all of which are affected by Maoist violence.