Alternative spelling: Khaibar Rifles, Khaiber Rifles
The Khyber Rifles was an armed police or para-military unit, rather than a "regiment" in the Indian Army. "Other ranks" were locally recruited, with officers seconded from the Indian Army which had no control over them as they were paid for from the civil purse.
- 1878 raised as the Khyber Jezailchis by Capt Gilbert Gaisford
- 1881 command taken by Sardar Mohammad Aslam Khan (first Muslim commander)
- 1887 renamed Khyber Rifles
- 1919 disbanded
- 1946 reconstituted from Afridi veterans
- 1947 allocated to Pakistan
- Khyber Rifles Wikipedia
- The Khyber Rifles Khyber.org, archived page.
- Colonel Sir Robert Warburton KCIE CSI Wikipedia
- Photograph "Inside Khyber Rifles mess". flickr.com
- Postcard: Cavalrymen of the Khyber Rifles post stamped 5.6.1929 with message From a collection of postcards at the ETH-Bibliothek Zürich, sent by F.G. Prew, a soldier, probably in the 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment to Adolf Feller of Switzerland
Historical books online
- Eighteen years in the Khyber, 1879-1898 by Colonel Sir Robert Warburton KCIE CSI 1900 Archive.org
- The Khyber Rifles: From the British Raj to Al Qaeda by Jules Stewart 2005. Archive.org Books to Borrow/Lending Library.
- An Illustrated History of Khyber Rifles 1878-2015 by Major Aamir Mushtaq Cheema 2015. Archive.org
- King - of the Khyber Rifles: A Romance of Adventure by Talbot Mundy 1916 Archive.org. Note: missing the first two pages which may be read on the gutenberg.org version.
- Audio LibriVox recording of King of the Kyber Rifles, by Talbot Mundy. Read by Brett W. Downey. Archive.org. 2nd Librivox file with Readiance audio-text synchronization files Archive.org