The all-woman crew had earlier been honoured with the Nao Sena Medal.
20 sportspersons including Neeraj Chopra and Hima Das have been recommended for the Arjuna Award.
His win percentage leading India across all formats is over 50%.
He had stunned an experienced line-up to win the gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games.
The biggest gold medal haul was from Athletics.
Athletics has given India the most gold medals at the 2018 Games.
He played a key role in India’s golden reign in hockey from 1928 onwards.
India also won their first-ever Asian Games bronze medal in table tennis.
Chopra had won the Commonwealth Games gold medal in javelin earlier this year.
Saina Nehwal won India’s first badminton bronze medal in 36 years.