India needed to win all their remaining games to bag the title but their loss to Belgium confirmed that Argentina will finish on top of table.
India started the second-leg game against China on Tuesday with high levels of energy and an appetite for attacking play to completely dominate their opponents.
India women have met China on 13 occasions since 2013 and won seven. This is also the first time India are competing in the FIH Pro League.
Defender Deep Grace Ekka will be the vice captain of the Indian team. India play six matches from June 11 to 22 in European leg.
Sushila Chanu scored a brace while Navneet Kaur, Neha, Vandana Katariya, Sharmila Devi and Gurjit Kaur all scored a goal each to bag the game for India.
The KNHB cited they have received negative advice for international travel from the medical committee after high number of Omicron infections in the Netherlands.