The tournament was to be held at five venues in the country -- Kolkata, Guwahati, Bhubaneswar, Ahmedabad, and Navi Mumbai -- from November 2-21, 2020,
The decision was taken by the FIFA-Confederations working group which was recently established by the Bureau of the FIFA Council to address the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"New dates will be identified," FIFA said in a statement.
The deadlines related to all 2020/21 UEFA club competitions are postponed until further notice, in particular as regards the admission process and the registration of players.— UEFA (@UEFA) April 1, 2020
UEFA will set new deadlines in due course.
While the tournament was five months away, the only qualifying event that could be held so far was for Asia -- from which Japan and North Korea made the cut.
Five remaining qualifying events -- that of Africa, Europe, Oceania, South America, and Central, North America and the Caribbean -- saw a halt due to the ongoing global health crisis, which has affected more than a million people.
As for the women's international calendar, it was decided "to postpone all international matches due to be played during the upcoming June 2020 window; and to include the new dates of the women's Olympic Football Tournament in the match calendar."