Khattar is a Jat tribe which is largely Muslim, with some Hindus. They are settled mostly in Pakistani Punjab , with some in Indian Punjab and Hariyana also 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.
- Nawab Muhammad Hayat Khan
- Sikandar Hayat Khan (Punjabi politician)
- Shaukat Hayat Khan
- Manohar Lal Khattar
- Rajesh Khattar
- 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.
- Prof Dr AH Dani, 'Tribes and Peoples of Northern Punjab' monograph, Islamabad: QUA Press, 1982, p. 67
- Charles Allen, Soldier-Sahibs, London, 2000, p 166
- 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
- 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