The elevation happened due to their undefeated run in the Asian Champions Trophy 2023 in Chennai last month.
India had achieved a similar ranking in 2021 after securing a bronze in the Tokyo Olympics, which was their first medal at the Games in 41 years.
“The FIH has decided to put on hold or even abandon the new penalty corner trial. The format we proposed before, we will not consider for trial.
The last time these two sides met in a consequential game on Indian soil in 2014, the match descended into mayhem, which resulted in a few Pakistan players being suspended for their next match.
Meanwhile, BJP MP from Sundargarh and former Union minister Jual Oram, too, demanded a proper inquiry into the allegations.
India will take on Spain on December 7 and end their group stage engagements with a game against Canada on December 9.
The Indian team, ranked sixth in the world, will face Germany and Belgium in its other two group stage matches.