Khattar is a Jat tribe which is predominantly Muslim. In the Bengal Presidency of British India, the community was among those determined by the British Raj military authorities to be a martial race, a theory of scientific racism that is now discredited.
- Gandhi, Rajmohan (2013). Punjab: A History from Aurangzeb to Mountbatten. Aleph Book Company PVT Ltd. p. 213. ISBN 978-9-38306-441-0.
First, the Bengal army's 'martial' regiments of Gurkhas, Jat Sikhs and Punjabi Muslims increasingly took over ... Gakhar, Janjua and Khattar Jat.
- Malik, IH Sir Sikandar Hayat: A Biography, Islamabad, 1984, p. 9
- Ian Talbot (1996). Khizr Tiwana, the Punjab Unionist Party and the Partition of India. Curzon. pp. 61–. ISBN 978-0-7007-0427-9. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
- Shaukat Hayat Khan The Nation that Lost its Soul: Memoirs, Lahore, 1995, p.12