As many as six Indian brands have been named amongst the world's 500 best brands this year by global consultancy firm 'Brand Finance'.
The list was topped by technology giant Apple which replaced internet major Google and emerged as the most valuable brand with a brand valuation of US$70.6 billion.
Apple improved its position significantly over last year's ranking of 8th.
However, the number of Indian brands in the top 500 has declined from nine last year to six.
Other than Apple and Google, the top ten global brands include Microsoft at the third position followed by IBM, Walmart, Samsung, GE, Coca Cola, Vodafone and Amazon.