Striker Ali Mabkhout scored a hat-trick as the United Arab Emirates won 6-0.
Manvir Singh scored the equaliser in the 55th minute to help India pull off a rare draw against Oman in their first international outing after the COVID-19 lockdown.
The final list of 28 players will be announced after the Indian Super League final on March 13.
The committee chaired by former Indian striker Shyam Thapa recommended a maximum of four overseas players, three foreigners of any nationality and one Asian player from a AFC member nation, can be on the pitch at any given point of time.
The away fixture against Afghanistan on November 14 is crucial for India to remain in the hunt in the World Cup qualifying.