Itanagar, Jan 19 (Agencies): Aiming at improving relationship between the two countries, representatives from Bhutan and India discussed issues of approval before any movement, rebuilding damaged border pillars among others in Arunachal Pradesh.

Dasho Lungten Dorji, the Deputy Commissioner of Tashigong district of Bhutan, who led a delegation, held discussion with his Tawang counterpart Gamli Padu at Tawang, official sources said on Wednesday.

During the discussion it was decided that for any case of movement in the check gates, be it pilgrimage or filming, the people should get prior approval from the concerned authority from Tawang or Bhutan.

In case of any problem on the Bhutan side, Dorji said the tourists need not panic but directly approach the village head and SDO.

Erratic issues relating to grazing, cattle lifting, damage of border pillars also figured during the discussion.

Elaborating on rebuilding border pillar numbers 333 and 349, Padu said the matter had been apprised to the Centre and talks were on between the two countries.

Mitul Kumar, Commandant SSB suggested that there should be joint border patrolling from both sides, to which Dorji articulated that he would take up the issue to higher level to do it at least twice a year, sources said.

During the visit, which aimed at increasing the administration-to-administration and people-to-people contact, Dorji was accompanied by Tshewang Tobgyel, a Sub-Divisional Officer and Phurba Wangdi, a village head.

At the meeting, the Tawang DC was accompanied by district SP SN Mosobi, officials from SSB, which guards the Indo-Bhutan border and some officials from intelligence agencies.

Tawang and the eastern parts of Bhutan including Sapteng and Merak have business as well as family ties since time immemorial, Dorji said.