He said a letter had been sent to the BBC to "convey our strong disappointment"."We were very actively helping out facilitating the visit but they ran down the whole society, culture and people. It's really disgusting," he said.
"We have a very close relationship with and respect for the BBC. The BBC is probably more admired in India than in England so we feel a bit let down."Forced to apologiseThe BBC was forced to apologise to the Mexican ambassador to Britain last year after Clarkson and co-hosts James May and Richard Hammond said a Mexican car brand, Mastretta, reflected national characteristics - "lazy, feckless, flatulent".May described Mexican food as "like sick with cheese on it", while Clarkson said they would not receive any complaints about the show because "at the Mexican embassy, the ambassador is going to be sitting there with a remote control like this (snores)".A BBC spokesperson said: "We have received a letter from the Indian High Commission and will respond to them in due course."
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