Making a statement on the Tuesday, Apr 6 attack, Chidambaram confirmed the loss of 76 lives and saluted the slain jawans for their courage.
"Naxals will not be allowed to succeed," he said.
Stressing that the state police and paramilitary forces can tackle Naxals, the minister said that there was no proposal on bringing in the Indian Army 'for now' and cautioned against knee-jerk reactions.
Reiterating that something went wrong in the forest where the attack took place, the minister informed, "This was not an intelligence-based operation."
The Home Minister is expected to hold talks with the state governments and chief ministers to formulate an anti-Naxal plan.