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Khattar is a Jat tribe[1] which is largely Muslim, with some Hindus.[2] They are settled mostly in Pakistani Punjab , with some in Indian Punjab and Hariyana also[citation needed] During the British Indian period, 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.[1]

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  1. ^ a b 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. 
  2. ^ Prof Dr AH Dani, 'Tribes and Peoples of Northern Punjab' monograph, Islamabad: QUA Press, 1982, p. 67
  3. ^ Charles Allen, Soldier-Sahibs, London, 2000, p 166
  4. ^ Malik, IH Sir Sikandar Hayat: A Biography, Islamabad, 1984, p. 9
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Shaukat Hayat Khan The Nation that Lost its Soul: Memoirs, Lahore, 1995, p.12
  7. ^ D Gupta Political Sociology in India, 1996, np; and Schwartzberg, J; Milton, S & Cohn, B (eds) 'Caste Regions of the Northern Plains', 2007, pp 81-114