Women in various parts of the world are standing up for their rights and Indian women are not left out. They are taking up roles and breaking barriers that show and depict the strength of a woman. From the first Indian woman to go to space, Kalpana Chawla to Durba Banerjee the first female Indian Pilot, several women have broken the ceiling glass to achieve their dreams. Last year, as reported by a leading news portal, Air India Captain Kshamata Bajpai and her all-women crew set the world record by flying all the way from Delhi to San Francisco. For those of you not in the know, it is the longest direct flight route which they flew to commemorate International Women’s Day. And this year, as we celebrate women all over the world once again, Indian women in the aviation sector have given a great reason to celebrate. [caption id="attachment_31223" align="alignnone" width="960"] Image Source/Indian Women Commercial Pilots[/caption] The women commercial Pilots in India have broken the record by producing the highest percentage of women commercial Pilots in the world. Below are the statistics. Out of the 10,000 commercial pilots in the country, about 12 percent are women. Though the number might seem small, it is significantly higher than the global average of 5.4 percent and surpasses the percentage of countries like France, Japan and US at 7.6, 5.6 and 5.1 percent, respectively. Proud to be an Indian woman? Oh Yes, you should be. This is indeed an achievement that shows that women have what it takes to achieve anything they set their hearts to do. Interestingly, Air India has reported an increase in the number of women recruits in the past few years. It is only a matter of time and the ratio will increase. A big thumbs up to the women who have given hope to the dreams of many. Keep soaring high and more power to your elbows!