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Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) is special kind of wireless network which does not have any fixed structure. They are paired for specific purpose within some concise time period. As the concept of “Micro Products” with a feature of “Mobility” has gain popularity, the MANET has benefited the mankind in many ways and in number of situations such as Natural Disaster, War Zone, and Medical Camp in far-flung Earthquake hit areas etc. In every situation mobile nodes organized themselves on temporary bases in network topology. Autonomous nodes having wireless infrastructure are interconnected to form an autonomous network and easily establish a connection from one place to another. These mobile nodes act either as routers or as a host. These nodes have routing capabilities for multi hop paths through which these are interconnected. The mobility of nodes needs efficient routing for MANET. So therewith, Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) enhances routing with respect to path and packet forwarding. In our thesis we try to analyze the various effects of MPLS on MANET protocols when integrated with MPLS. Simulations were carried out using OPNET modeler 14.5 for analyzing the MPLS effects on the metrics like route discovery time, packet end-to-end delay and throughput. Moreover case study is also included to present a conceptual model for integrating MPLS with MANET protocols.