He took to Twitter and said, "India salutes the fearless CRPF personnel who were martyred in the attack in Sukma, Chhattisgarh". Commenting on the health condition of five injured jawans, the doctors attending them claimed that three of the jawans are said to be in a critical state.
"I bow to each and every security personnel who attained martyrdom while serving the nation", he said.
Ten Cobra Commandos (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) of CRPF were killed in an IED blast by Naxalites in the forests of Aurangabad district, Bihar.
The injured personnel were airlifted to Raipur, officials said.
The attack came 11 days after 10 Naxals were killed in a forest area located on an inter-state border between Telangana and Chhattisgarh by joint contingents of police. "I pray for speedy recovery of the injured jawans. The extra force has reached the spot, there is no firing at present".
The home minister spoke to Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh who briefed him about the incident, steps taken for the jawans' treatment and operations to nab those involved.
The security men were conducting an area-domination operation in the forest of Kistaram when the Maoists blew up the CRPF's mine-protected vehicle, he said.
"Endangering India's national security is a direct outcome of the Modi government's aimless, irresolute and inconsistent polices".
The Congress also attacked the BJP government in Chhattisgarh and said it had done "nothing concrete" so far.
" Again at about 12.30 pm Naxals targeted another team of 212 battalion CRPF in between Kistaram and Palodi in Sukma in which a Mine Protection Vehicle was blown of by triggering IED".
Past year in April, 25 paramilitary personnel were killed in a deadly Naxalite attack in the district.