A list prepared by UK-based Brand Finance ranking the top 500 global brands of 2009 features seven Indian companies, of which three are new entrants.
Tata is the highest rank Indian company at 64 with $11.2 billion followed by Reliance brand at 107 value of$7.2 billion, Bharti Airtel, Bharat petroleum, Infosys and ICICI bank with a value of $4.5 billion, $3.1 billion, 2.9 billion and $2.1 billion respectively
With more Indian companies getting a global footprint, an increasing number of Indian companies are finding that they can boast brand values that can leave many multinational companies behind.
There are three new Indian entrants to the list, which includes Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd (BPCL), which stands at 305. Infosys Technologies Ltd is ranked 423 and ICICI Bank Ltd, 439.
All these brands, however, have a long way to go to get to the top of the ladder, which retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. occupies for the second straight year, with a value of $41.3 billion.