New Delhi: Cairn India, the firm that gave the country its largest onland oil discovery in more than two decades, was on Thursday accorded 'Superbrand' status.

The award was received by Cairn India Director, Corporate Communications, Affairs & CSR, Manu Kapoor from Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia at a glittering ceremony here last evening.

While membership in this exclusive association/club of brands is by invitation only and comprises global giants from across categories, this accreditation puts Cairn India in the elite club of other oil and gas peers like Reliance Industries and ONGC and technical companies like L&T.

Cairn India on Tuesday reported a higher-than-expected growth in June quarter net profit, boosted by a rise in crude oil prices and increased output from its showpiece Rajasthan fields.

The company's April-June quarter consolidated net profit rose 10-fold to Rs 2,726.6 crore.

Besides Rajasthan, Cairn also produces oil and gas from two other blocks in India -- the Ravva fields off the Andhra coast and CB-OS/2 in the Cambay Basin in Gujarat.

Superbrands started out as a concept in the United Kingdom in 1993 and have grown to be a global invitation-only collective of the most impactful brands that have made an impression on business and society over the decades.

Currently, Superbrand operates in 86 countries across the Americas, Europe, Australia, Africa and Asia.

In India, the collective was launched in 2003 and involves a rigorous selection process, with nominations
divided into two categories -- Consumer (B2C) and Business (B2B) brands. The rigorous selection process involves a three-tier evaluation.