Khattar is a Jat tribe which is predominantly Muslim. It is found in the Punjab Region of Pakistan and India and was originally concentrated in the Potohar Plateau. 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