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Jaswal is a Suryavanshi Rajput clan found predominantly in North Western India.

The etymological origins of the word Jaswal can be traced back to the Kingdom of Jaswan that was founded around 1170 CE in present-day Himachal Pradesh.


The Jaswal Rajputs are a branch of the Katoch clan of Kangra. Their ancestor Raja Purab Chand was a brother of the then Raja of Kangra, who carved out an independent kingdom in the Swaan valley, which came to be known as Jaswan.[1]

The present head of the clan is Raja Naginder Singh, son of Raja Chain Singh Jaswal (since 1945) who lives in his ancestral palace at Amb (Una District).[2]

Notable persons[edit]

  • Akrit Jaswal, Child prodigy, surgeon
  • Baljit Singh Jaswal, military chief[3] GOC-in-C (general officer commanding-in-chief) of Northern Command Indian Army.
  • Kanwar Rameshwar Singh Jaswal, Indian Police Services (IPS)[4]
  • B.S. Jaswal, Awarded the Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry) on 26 January 1963 for his heroic helicopter rescue in Ladakh[5]


  1. ^ "State Government of Himachal Pradesh, India". 
  2. ^ "State Government of Himachal Pradesh, India". 
  3. ^ "Army training chief to head northern command - Thaindian News". Thaindian.com. 2009-09-03. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  4. ^ "Kanwar Rameshwar Singh IPS". Sites.google.com. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  5. ^ Gazette of India, 26 January 1963 - No.10-Pres/63 dated 26 January 1963