He has hand drawn maps to show how his 45 men took on three groups of around 300 Maoists that included women who looted weapons of the dead security personnel after the attack.
"I will not allow the sacrifice of my 11 men go in vain irrespective of what people say. Everybody is talking about violation of standard operating procedures (SOPs). No SOPs were violated by my men in Sukma. The field commander is the best judge of the situation on ground and I am not going to take away the initiative from him. Field commanders can violate SOPs if it is required for operational efficiency and safety of the men," he said.
The CRPF is the lead anti-Maoist force with around 30,000 personnel posted in Chhattisgarh itself.
Trivedi said that the force will constitute a court of inquiry to look into all aspects of the attack but immediate focus is on "no repeat of such attack, learning lessons from it and making it difficult for Maoists to ambush them".