General Motors has agreed to sell half its Indian operations and a stake in its Chinese business to China's SAIC Motor Corp, the New York Times said on Thursday.

The report said the information came from people with a detailed knowledge of the deal.

The report comes after SAIC Motor Corp, China's biggest automaker, has said earlier on Thursday that trading in its shares had been suspended on the Shanghai Stock Exchange as it plans a major asset restructuring.

(Reporting by Chris Buckley; Editing by Greg Mahlich)